“Take Back the Night” at FIU to raise awareness and battle sexual abuse


What:

The Women’s Center and Victim Advocacy Center at Florida International University will sponsor their fourth annual “Take Back the Night” program, which raises awareness about sexual abuse. The program will include speakers and a candlelight vigil, as well as educational and interactive exhibits.

Who:

“Take Back the Night” is an annual international event that serves as both a memorial to people who have been victimized and an empowerment rally to end abuse.
It began in England as a protest against the fear women encountered on the streets at night. The first “Take Back the Night” in the United States took place in San Francisco in 1978. FIU’s “Take Back the Night” event is organized by a coalition of more than 15 university offices, departments and student organizations. For more information visit http://women.fiu.edu/.

When & Where:

Tuesday, April 8 at 7 p.m at FIU-University Park, 11200 SW 8th St. Participants will gather at the Graham Center and Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m. at the Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151st St. Participants will gather at the Wolfe University Center, Panther Square.

For More Information:

Contact Suzanne Onorato (305)348-1506, or onoratos@fiu.edu.

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Media Contact
Yusila Ramirez, 305.348.2716, or yramirez@fiu.edu.

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