Take Back the Night Held at Mount Union College
April 13, 2010
"Take Back the Night,' a program designed to address concerns about violence and encourage citizens to unify in the struggle against violence, was held at Mount Union College October 24.
Addington shared about her personal experience with date rape and how she didn't report the rape because she didn't want to hurt anyone else and ended up feeling alone, guilty and ashamed. It wasn't until six months later that she finally began telling people about what had happened to her and asking herself how she could make a difference for others. She offered suggestions on how to help prevent date rape and support friends who find themselves victims.
'Have confidence in yourself and make a plan before you go out,' Tieder said. 'You have the power to make Alliance and Mount Union College the safest place possible.'
The Clothesline Project consisted of t-shirts strung across the Campus Center hallway that had been decorated by students as a way to express their feelings about violence, particularly when it is directed against women.
The event concluded with a moonlight walk across campus during which marchers carried anti-violence posters and chanted against violence.