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Take Back the Night
Fighting against domestic violence, the 24th annual Take Back the Night March and Rally will begin Thursday night on the Steps of Sherman Hall. Take back the night is an event that helps support Domestic Violence awareness month. It is an experience that promotes empowerment, prevention, and awareness of violence in the community, and around the nation. It provides a chance to visibly fight against power-based interpersonal violence.
In fighting against violence, the rallies theme this year will be in response to Robin Thick’s “Blurred Lines”. TBTN marchers want the community to know that there are no gray areas or blurred lines. Instead, “It’s Black and White Take Back the Night!”. In response to the theme, 2006 WIU graduate Kerri True-Funk will speak out about domestic violence.
Take back the night marches began in Philadelphia in 1975. The marches started after a woman was stabbed to death while walking home alone. Since then, the marches help promoters at university campuses in communities and around the country help educate women and men about violence prevention and resources in our communities.
To learn more about the meaning of Take Back the Night visit http://www.takebackthenight.org/.