Tuesday, April 27, 2010

UIS to hold third annual Take Back the Night march

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield will hold its third annual Take Back the Night rally and march on campus.

WHEN: Friday, April 30, 2010 at 7 p.m.

WHERE: UIS campus starting in the Lincoln Residence Hall (LRH) Greatroom, followed by a march around the campus quad.

DETAILS: Take Back the Night is a movement inclusive of all genders and sexual orientations that brings survivors, supporters and activists together in a call for the end of violence against women.

The Speak Out and March will start at the UIS Lincoln Residence Hall (LRH) in the Greatroom at 7:00 p.m. Musician Tom Irwin, a UIS student, will perform at the start and end of the rally. The keynote speaker for the Speak Out will be Candi Clouse, UIS alum and Prevention Coordinator for the Sojourn Shelter.

Around 7:30 p.m., the group will then march around the UIS Quad. Following the march, Tom Irwin will be playing and there will be hot chocolate available. There will also be informational booths and refreshments in the LRH Greatroom, as well as The Clothesline Project, a project to support victims of domestic violence.

The event is presented by the Women’s Issues Caucus club from UIS. Co-sponsors of the event include the UIS Women’s Center, UIS Diversity Center and LGBTQ Resource Office.

More information about Take Back the Night is available at www.takebackthenight.org/. For more information about the rally and march, contact womenscenter@uis.edu or 206-7173.

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