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FLAME sponsors Take Back the Night, October 18

On Tuesday, October 18, Illinois State University will once again rally to Take Back the Night.

Students participate in Take Back the Night.

Students participate in Take Back the Night.

The annual event, sponsored by Feminist Led Activist Movement to Empower (FLAME), is an international event with the mission of ending sexual, relationship, and domestic violence in all forms.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the Bone Student Center, Old Main Room, followed by a march as a protest and call to action against rape and all forms of violence. A rally will begin at 7 p.m. in the Old Main Room. At the conclusion of both the march and the rally, Student Counseling Services personnel will be available and hosting safe spaces to be used for continued discussion, processing, and action planning.  The speakers offer reverence, support, perspective, and inspiration to take action.

There will also be a candlelight vigil after the march to honor those who have passed as  a result of sexual assault and domestic violence.

For more information, contact the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at (309) 438-2947, email wgstudies@ilstu.edu, or go to the ISU FLAME page on Facebook.