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Time to ‘Take Back the Night’

Every year the First Year Center Involvement of the Office of Residence Life hosts an event dedicated to raising awareness of violence and sexual assault against both men and women called ‘Take Back the Night (TBTN).’  The purpose of the solemn evening get-together is to create a supportive environment for expression and empowerment.  Speakers are brought in to share their personal experiences, showing those that were assaulted they are not alone.  Musical performances, a candle lighting ceremony, and march also take place.
 
Accompanying ‘Take Back the Night’ is the ‘Clothesline Project,’ a two-day visual display in Transitions that bears witness to sexual assault and domestic violence through the use of decorated T-shirts.  JMU students, faculty, and local community members are previously asked to decorate t-shirts that represent their experience of domestic violence, sexual assault, or sexual victimization. 
 
Come out and support these great events on…


Monday, April 2nd 

Clothesline Project
12:00pm - 8:00pm
Transitions
 
Tuesday April 3rd
Clothesline Project
11:00am - 5:00pm
Transitions
 
TBTN
6:00pm
Grafton-Stovall Theatre

Alexa is a junior from Cream Ridge, New Jersey.  She is studying Media Arts & Design with a concentration in Corporate Communication and minors in Creative Writing and Anthropology.  She works for the JMU Office of Residence Life as a Program Adviser and as the Graphics Editor for The Breeze.  She loves watching The Bachelor, pinning to her fashion boards and running outside.   Alexa aspires to work in the glamouous fashion magazine industry in New York City or LA.
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