Take Back the Night Set for Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m.

October 8, 2019
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The IUPUC Office for Women invites the community to unite on the steps of the Bartholomew County Courthouse for “Take Back the Night” on Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. to demonstrate support for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Take Back the Night is the earliest worldwide movement to stand against sexual violence, especially violence against women.  Events began in the 1960’s in Belgium and England with protests about how women were not able to be safe walking down the street alone. The mission of the international organization is to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence.

“We welcome everyone in the community to join us” said Lesley Bradley, Coordinator, Office for Women at IUPUC. “We hope to show Columbus that we aren’t going away until domestic violence and sexual assault go away. Together, we can make a change.”

The evening will include poetry, a march through downtown Columbus, and speeches from IUPUC students and campus leaders, as well as representatives from Turning Point Domestic Violence Services.

For more information about the event, contact Lesley Bradley in the IUPUC Office for Women, lbradle@iu.edu.