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ASU encourages women to ‘Take Back the Night’


April 17, 2007

MESA, Ariz. — Rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse and domestic violence are often labeled “crimes of silence.” Help others break the silence and raise awareness at the “Take Back the Night” event held at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus in southeast Mesa April 23. A candle ceremony and speakers are planned.

The schedule of events on April 23 follows:

5:30 p.m. — Student Union South Patio: Light Refreshments and Information Fair

6:00 p.m. — Cooley Ballrooms: Presentation on domestic violence and sexual assault by Wanda Tucker-Hicks; two survivors speak out; and keynote speaker Foula Dimopoulos

7:00 p.m. — Candle ceremony commences from the Student Union South Patio

8:00 p.m. — Cooley Ballrooms: Debrief for men, women and families

Childcare will be provided during the program. Families are encouraged to participate. The event is free and open to the public. For information, contact Louise Welter at (480) 727-1255 or louise.welter@asu.edu.