Take Back the Night: Why Everyone at SLU Should Go

Event Date: Tuesday, October 24th 2017 from 7:00-8:00 p.m at Gunnison Chapel

Here at Her Campus St Law U, we look for different ways to get engaged with our school community and support other like-minded campus organizations. One student-run group is our Women’s Resource Center, also openly known as ‘The Dub.’ We are looking forward to their annual Take Back the Night event because we believe it is important to support survivors of sexual and domestic violence and this event provides the opportunity to hear their powerful stories. It is especially important for women to empower other women, and this is a great way  to do so as well as understand that sexual and domestic violence affects ALL genders and sexual identities. Here is the info for this year’s event, and we hope that this message encourages you to attend here at St. Lawrence & at your respective college or university campus as well!

From The SLU Women’s Resource Center (The Dub)’s Facebook Event Page:

“Take Back the Night is an internationally recognized event which visibly takes a stand against sexual and domestic violence. The event seeks to heal individuals impacted by sexual and domestic violence, to empower those who have been victimized, and to give a voice to those who have felt silenced. Come join us shatter the silence and end the violence with an incredible group of speakers.

One in five women and one in sixteen men will be sexually assaulted in college and it is becoming normalized. Take Back the Night is now more pertinent than ever.

The event begins at 7:00 PM in the Chapel with speakers, and is followed by a march through campus with a candlelight vigil to honor victims and celebrate survivors. The event ends with an optional speak-out where others can share their stories in a safe zone free of judgement.

Let's prove that St. Lawrence stands stronger than hatred. Come to this fall's Take Back the Night, where survivors from the St. Lawrence community, our classmates, neighbors, teammates and friends, are going to come forward and share their stories. If you have been before, remember that everyone’s story should be heard and that each additional face will mean the world to this year's speakers. We hope to see you there!”

Additional resources and ways to participate in ending this culture on college campuses can be found below.

http://endrapeoncampus.org/get-political/

https://www.knowyourix.org/college-resources/title-ix/

http://endrapeoncampus.org/takeaction/

So, what are YOU doing to help this issue? HCXO!