On Tuesday, Oct. 22, Illinois State University will be a place to Take Back the Night.
The annual event is designed to bring awareness to sexual assault and domestic violence, and to give voice to its victims. Sponsored by the student organization Feminist Led Activist Movement to Empower (FLAME), the rally will begin at 7 p.m. in the Prairie Room at the Bone Student Center.
“Take Back the Night is one of our most important annual events because it brings the community and ISU together to raise awareness about what an issue domestic violence and sexual assault are in our own community, and especially how many people it affects,” said student Mallie Feltner, the president of FLAME. “Working together as activists on a local and personal level is how we can best take a stance against these crimes.”
During Take Back the Night, the audience will speak up and speak out against sexual and domestic violence with a march around campus. A gender-neutral safe space and a female-friendly safe space for discussion will be open to participants after the candlelight vigil.
Note: The evening will include mature content.
For more information, contact the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at 438-2947.