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Students ‘Take Back the Night’ Tonight

Posted on April 8, 2010 in: Academics
The candlelight march through campus and vigil will begin at 9 p.m., starting at Jepson Center.

The candlelight march through campus and vigil will begin at 9 p.m., starting at Jepson Center. Gonzaga University photos.

Gonzaga University students will “Take Back the Night” tonight as part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the issue of sexual violence both on college campuses and in communities.

Take Back the Night, a movement begun in 1976, has become an annual event nationwide designed to give voice to survivors of sexual violence. Gonzaga students will gather at 7 p.m. in the Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium to hear speakers who work directly with victims of sexual violence and to hear stories of students who have been victims.

A candlelight march of solidarity through campus is scheduled to begin at approximately 9 p.m. The march will commence at the Jepson Center and end at the Crosby Student Center where there will be a closing ceremony.

Yesterday (Wednesday), Gonzaga students wore white T-shirts with a Red X to represent victims of hate, especially those affected by sexual violence. According to the national movement, one in four college students will experience sexual violence during college.

For more information, please contact Andee Hendee, vice president of the Gonzaga Student Body Association, at (303) 941-4535.

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