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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

News Bureau Schofield Hall 201 Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
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Take Back the Night Rally
Set for April 26

MAILED: April 20, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE —Students Empowering Women Against Violence will host the seventh annual Take Back the Night rally at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, on the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire central campus mall.
         The event, designed to promote sexual assault awareness, features speakers from the Bolton Refuge House, Campus Safety, Novus and Sacred Heart Hospital among others. There also will be musical performances and a speak out, where the microphone will be open for individuals to share their own experiences.
         "The rally has three purposes," said senior Molly Collier, SEWAV president, Eau Claire. "We want to increase awareness, offer support and compassion, and encourage empowerment for women."
         The event also will feature the Clothesline Project, which consists of shirts with handwritten messages from sexual assault survivors displayed on a clothesline. The shirts will be on display April 24-25 in Towers Hall and April 26 on the central 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.
         SEWAV, the Student Senate, Sigma Sigma Sigma and Delta Zeta sponsor the Take Back the Night rally. The rally is free and open to the public. Snacks and refreshments will be served.
         In the event of bad weather, the rally will be help in the Davies Center near Burger King.
         For more information, call Collier at (715) 834-9558.

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Janice B. Wisner
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Updated: April 20, 2001