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Women’s Center's 10 Points of Light to Take Back the Night 2012

Posted April 23, 2012

Kent State University Women’s Center, in collaboration with the Take Back the Night Foundation and nine other college campuses and communities across the nation, is pleased to announce the third annual 10 Points of Light to Take Back The Night initiative to be held at the Women’s Center on April 26. Take Back the Night is a powerful movement that began in the 1970s to combat sexual violence and abuse on campuses and in communities around the world, including more than 400 annual events across the U.S. alone. This national initiative has assembled community organizers, campus advocates and student leaders to illuminate the darkness of abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.

“With 10 shining points of light circling the country on a single night, the Take Back the Night Foundation aims to bring visibility to crimes that go unreported or are underreported. We hope many more communities will join us in lighting candles on April 26 at 9 p.m. in support of survivors of sexual violence,” says Katie Koestner, executive director of the Take Back the Night Foundation.

In the United States, one out of every three women will be beaten or abused during their lifetime. On college campuses and for young people around the country, this is a daily reality; 32 percent of students report dating violence by a previous partner, and 21 percent report violence by a current partner.

Approximate Schedule of Events:

  • Name-burning, Clothesline Project, from 8 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Candlelit Vigil, Survivor Kickoff, from 8:30 - 8:45 p.m.
  • Campus March, from 8:45 -10 p.m.

Location: The Women’s Center

Additional information is available at www.kent.edu/womenscenter.

For more information, contact Amanda Kenney, Women’s Center program coordinator, at akenney2@kent.edu or 330-672-9230.