"Take Back the Night" Event Supports the Prevention of Violence

April 13, 2010

Take Back the Night, an annual event that celebrates the survival of domestic violence victims and supports the prevention of further acts of violence, will take place Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Mount Union College.

Its second year back on the College's campus, the rally will focus around enlightenment and the realization that everyone can do something to stop violence.

Karen Petko, associate dean of students and one of the event coordinators, said, "This is to empower people to speak out more than once a year. We can gain momentum for education and change."

The program will begin in the Main Lounge of the Hoover Price Campus Center, located on Simpson St., with a flashlight vigil, which will end back at the Campus Center after traveling around the campus lakes.

Take Back the Night will also feature live music and refreshments after the vigil. Donuts, cider and popcorn will be available in the Main Lounge.

Take Back the Night was planned by the college's Association of Women's Students and put on in conjunction with the Alpha Chi Omega sorority, the Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter and the YWCA.

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