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Media Advisory: Take Back the Night Rally and March

April 17, 2008

Contact: Lynn Otterson, 217/206-7173, lotte1@uis.edu

What: UIS and LLCC first-ever Take Back the Night Rally and March

When: Friday, April 18. Begins at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Land.

Where: Lincoln Land Community College -- at the Helen Hamilton area, next to the campus pond, behind Menard Hall

University of Illinois at Springfield -- at the campus Quad, near the Colonnade

The rain location for both parts of the event is the Lincoln Residence Hall Great Room at UIS.

Details: The event begins at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Land with a rally at which survivors of abuse will share their stories. Participants will then march to UIS, where there will be entertainment and refreshments.

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.

This event is presented by UIS Women's Issues Caucus and LLCC Feminist Action Coalition student clubs, as well as the UIS Women's Center, UIS Student Government Association, the Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault, and the LLCC Multicultural Center.

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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