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Penn State DuBois Students "Take Back the Night"

Students Chrissy Lockwood (green shirt) and Heidi Miller (red shirt) lead the charge during a demonstration against violence before the Take Back the Night Rally.
Students Chrissy Lockwood (green shirt) and Heidi Miller (red shirt) lead the charge during a demonstration against violence before the Take Back the Night Rally.
4/15/2011 —

DuBois - Members of the Penn State DuBois Women's Liaison Committee and the Students, Allies, Friends and Educators (SAFE) Club hosted the Take Back the Night Rally on campus April 14.  The event is completely organized by students, and held each year to show support for women who have been victims of violence. The rally also provides those victims a venue to tell their stories, and to help others by sharing their experiences.

 

Beginning at noon on the day of the rally, supporters walked through campus carrying signs with messages of hope for abuse victims. 

 

The rally kicked off at 7:00 p.m., and included testimonials from victims, as well as speakers from organizations such as Passages and Crossroads.

 

"I fully believe that Domestic Violence is on the raise and that it affects more than just the victim," said student organizer Heidi Miller.  "The Take Back the Night Rally is the place for victims and survivors to come and know that people are behind them, know that people care and demand an end to violence against all types of people. I involve myself in the project because I want to be the voice for the ones who are too scared to stand up and speak out about violence. I want them to know that they are not alone and they don't have to fight this on their own."

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