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Moravian’s Students to “Take Back the Night” with March and Rally on April 15

AAUW group leads effort to raise awareness of domestic violence

Take Back the Night MarchBethlehem, Pa., April 3, 2013— Moravian College’s American Association of University Women (AAUW) student affiliates will be hosting a “Take Back the Night” event beginning with a group march on Monday, April 15, at 6:00 p.m. The march to awareness of domestic violence will originate at the H.I.L.L. (Hurd Campus) and proceed to Johnston Hall (Main Street Campus) and conclude with a rally featuring performers and speakers.

The Take Back the Night Foundation seeks to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence. They serve to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives. Men and women across the world are taking back their voices by speaking out against these crimes, but there is much to be accomplished in the fight to end sexual violence.

The AAUW student affiliates believe that Take Back the Night is an important opportunity to promote awareness on all forms of violence and create a safe environment here on campus and in the community. The goal of the event is to have students and members of the community join forces to speak out against these crimes and fight to end violence.

Supporters of the effort at Moravian include: the AAUW Student Affiliate Group, Active Minds, Office of Institutional Diversity, IMPACT, Art Department, Advocates for Survivors of Sexual Assault, PanHel/Greek Life, ASA, Psychology Club, Amnesty Club, and the Office of Student Affairs. Other supporters include: the Women’s Basketball Team, Field Hockey Team, AST, OGO, SigEp, Sigma, Zeta, Delt, SPECTRUM, Sociology Club, Women’s Soccer Team, and WRMC.

The public is invited to join the march and rally. For more information contact Melissa Walters at stmvw01@moravian.edu or Steve Delturk at stsnd06@moravian.edu. Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Tom Dubreuil by email: tdubreuil@moravian.edu, or by phone 610 625-7051.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pa. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America’s sixth-oldest college. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their futures. Visit the College’s Web site at www.moravian.edu.