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DelVal to host Take Back the Night

Apr 05, 2016

Delaware Valley University will be hosting Take Back the Night on Thursday, April 7 as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The event is open to the surrounding community and all are welcome to take part in it. There is no charge to attend and participants do not need to sign up in advance.

Take Back The Night ® is an international charitable foundation that seeks to end sexual violence in all of its forms including sexual assault, sexual abuse, dating violence and domestic violence. Take Back the Night events provide a place to raise awareness and break the silence about these important issues. Events are held in hundreds of communities throughout the U.S. and around the world. Tack Back the Night events support the mission of ending sexual violence in all forms by raising awareness and providing survivors with a safe, supportive place to share their personal stories. The signature element of DelVal’s Take Back the Night is a walk through campus, culminating with a rally at The Market. 

The event is being sponsored by The Delaware Valley University Chapter of the American Association of University Women, Student Affairs and the Department of Athletics.

Event Schedule:

Pre-Walk Programming, Moumgis Auditorium (located in the Student Center)
5 p.m. – Displays sponsored by various DelVal organizations and community agencies
5:30 p.m. –“Crime Victims’ Rights on Campus and in the Civil and Criminal Justice System,” a panel discussion
6:45 p.m. – Keynote and Rally

Campus Walk
7 p.m. – Depart from Moumgis auditorium (located in the Student Center). Campus stops include:

  • The Chapel – Moment of silence for victims
  • Lasker Hall steps – Spoken word performance
  • Farm View Corner – Speak out against victimization
  • Farm View Road – Observation of lighting

8:15 p.m. (approximately)– Arrive at The Market at DelVal for fellowship and a bonfire


Additional Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events and Displays:

The Clothesline Project will be displayed through April 7 in front of the Life Sciences Building lobby
The Clothesline Project is a national movement that allows people to share their stories by decorating t-shirts with art and quotes. The shirts are then displayed on a clothesline. The clothesline serves as an educational tool for viewers and, can also be a healing tool for those who make shirts. Email Jessica.McCall@delval.edu with questions.

The “Tree of Hope,” will be displayed in the Student Center lobby through April 8
Hosted by the Network of Victims Assistance, the “Tree of Hope” is a collection of expressive art created by survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual violence.

AAUW and NOVA Spring Film Series
All films will be held in the Life Sciences Building auditorium at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 12 – The Mask You Live In
Wednesday, April 20The Empathy Gap