Press Release for Tuesday, September 29, 2009
UNF Sponsors Take Back the Night Event
Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
The University of North Florida
Women’s Center will observe Domestic Violence
Awareness Month with a “Take Back the Night” event on Tuesday, Oct. 6, beginning
at 7:30 p.m.
The event will feature a march
from the UNF Osprey Crossings Courtyard (Buildings Q-S) to Osprey Plaza,
in front of the Student Union, and will conclude with a candle-lighting
ceremony and speak-out session. The event is free and open to the public.
“Take Back the Night” brings
people together to stand in unity against interpersonal violence and abuse in
their community. The march represents the solidarity of women and men who are
not afraid to stand up and speak out against violence.
The candle-lighting ceremony
honors victims and survivors of violence; and the “speak out” is an opportunity
for survivors and supporters to share their stories. “Take Back the Night”
events have been held by colleges and communities across the country for more
than 30 years.
The event is presented in
collaboration with Alpha Chi Omega, The National Society of Leadership and
Success, V-Day UNF, UNF Health Promotions, UNF
Center, African American Student
Union, National Pan-Hellenic Council, JASMYN, Hubbard House and the Women’s Center of Jacksonville. The event is funded in
part by UNF Student Government.
For more information about
“Take Back the Night,” contact DeeAnne Crookham at (904) 620-2528 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.