?Take Back the Night? to Be Held to Raise Awareness of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

April 13, 2010

'Take Back the Night,' an event to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault, will be held at Mount Union College on Wednesday, October 27.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Mount Union College's Association of Women Students and Alpha Chi Omega sorority have teamed up with the Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter and the Alliance YWCA to sponsor the 'Take Back the Night' event. This year's theme is 'It will get better when we band together.'

From 5 ' 6:30 p.m. information fair about domestic violence and sexual assault will be set up in the Hoover-Price Campus Center (HPCC). At 6:30 p.m., Jennifer Sims, a community trainer with the Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, will speak in the Campus Grounds of the HPCC. Dr. Andrew Price, professor of English at Mount Union, will also be speaking. In addition, a survivor of domestic violence will speak following Price's presentation.

After the program, there will be a vigil across campus followed by refreshments and entertainment in the Alumni Room of the HPCC. Music will be provided by Vertical, a campus group.

In conjunction with Take Back the Night, there will be a display of tee shirts from the 'Clothesline Project,' a national movement where people design tee shirts to represent feelings about domestic violence and sexual assault. On Monday, October 25, and Tuesday, October 26 everyone is invited to decorate tee shirts for display from 4:30 ' 6:30 p.m. in the Main Lounge and lobby of the HPCC. The tee shirts will be on display beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27 through the evening events.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call (330) 823-2286.

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