Take Back the Night

Ally Rohland April 24, 2013 0
Take Back the Night

On Wednesday, April 24, students, faculty and staff marched across campus for Take Back the Night, an event that protests against sexual violence. This event occurred in light of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Denim Day—a sexual violence prevention and education campaign. On Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 21 Students Advocating for Gender Equality (SAGE) sold pins that allowed students to show their support for the Denim Day cause.
The Take Back the Night walk began with a rally that supported the victims of sexual violence. It included comments and testimonials from victims of sexual assault on the BSC Terrace. The group then walked past the Apartments, through the Quads and Academic Quad chanting “Take Back the Night!” After their walk, the group distributed brochures with information for the Rape Agression Defense (RAD) courses offered on campus by Dale Boyer, Interim Director of Campus Security. Professors Dr. Rita Shah and Dr. John Teske; Dean of Students Marianne Calenda, Interim Director of Campus Security Dale Boyer and Stephanie Dixon of Counseling Services were some of the faculty and staff members that took part in the event.

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