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Press Release for Monday, September 16, 2013

UNF Hosts Annual ‘Take Back the Night’ March/Candlelight Vigil

Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Associate Director

Department of Public Relations

(904) 620-2102


 The University of North Florida Women’s Center and Alpha Chi Omega women’s fraternity will observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month with the fifth annual “Take Back the Night” march and candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1. More than 400 UNF students and community members are expected to participate in this event.



 This event will begin with an awareness fair at 6 p.m. on Osprey Plaza at the Student Union, Building 58, featuring campus and community organizations who support survivors of violent crimes. A campus march, led by the UNF Drumline, will commence at 7:30 p.m. from the UNF Osprey Crossings Courtyard (Buildings Q-S) to the Student Union.



 The cross-campus march represents the solidarity of women and men who aren’t afraid to stand up and speak out against violence. The program will include a survivor speak-out and conclude with a candle–lighting ceremony, honoring victims and survivors of intimate partner violence.



 “Take Back the Night” events have been held by colleges and communities around the globe for more than 30 years. It provides an opportunity for supporters to break the silence of abuse/victimization and brings people together to stand in unity against interpersonal violence in their communities.



 This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the UNF Women’s Center at (904) 620-2528 or at .



UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.