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Take Back the Night Rally
Slated for April 19 at UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: April 12, 2000|
Students Empowering Women Against Violence will host the sixth annual Take Back the Night rally at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, on the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire central campus mall.
The event, designed to promote sexual assault awareness, features speakers from Bolton Refuge House, NOVUS, Sacred Heart Hospital's Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program and various UW-Eau Claire student organizations and departments, as well as campus vocalists and musicians. Attendees will have an opportunity to step up to the microphone to share their experiences.
The event also will feature the Clothesline Project, which consists of shirts with handwritten messages from sexual assault survivors displayed on a clothesline stretching across the campus mall.
Following the rally, participants will proceed to Water Street for a candlelight march and vigil. The march symbolizes a movement to take back the night and reclaim the streets where so many violent crimes occur against women.
The Take Back the Night rally, co-sponsored by Peer Health Educators, is free and open to the public. Men's organizations, groups and families are encouraged to attend.
For more information, call Beth Jansen-Bonde, health educator at UW-Eau Claire Student Health Service, at (715) 836-2001 or send her e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 12, 2000