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Campus Community Invited to Take Back the Night 2018 Events
Take Back the Night 2018 is scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. at Hendricks Chapel. The Take Back the Night planning committee and Office of Health Promotion invite campus community members to attend and show their support for ending sexual and relationship violence. The event begins with a rally and march, with a speak out to follow.
Tekhara Watson, staff therapist and Sexual and Relationship Violence Response Team member in the Counseling Center, will be the keynote speaker at the event. Watson earned a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy at Syracuse University. Bringing a deep commitment to social justice to her work, Watson’s experience has included serving underserved and underrepresented populations, identity development, relationship and sexual violence, and trauma. She has also worked in community mental health, focused primarily on trauma associated with sexual violence and domestic violence.
The student speakers at Take Back the Night are Gabrielle Krawczuk, a senior in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and Nathalie Pollack, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Both Krawczuk and Pollack are members of the student It’s On Us team and have served on the Take Back the Night planning committee for three years.
“During Take Back the Night, we show our collective commitment to creating a violence-free society and supporting victims and survivors of interpersonal violence. We invite the campus community to take back the night with us and show that we will not tolerate or condone any form of violence,” says Michelle Goode, Take Back the Night co-chair and sexual and relationship violence prevention health promotion specialist.
For more information, questions or volunteering opportunities, visit the Office of Health Promotion website or email email@example.com.
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