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Take Back the Night Event This Tuesday Night – Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

October 28, 2012

TBTN March Against Violence

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Vanderbilt University is holding a Take Back the Night event this Tuesday night. This sort of thing is not a given on this campus, because there hasn’t been one over the last couple of years, so please consider supporting the students in this activity to raise awareness and encourage discussion and action about rape, dating and domestic violence, and sexual assault.

The students will also selling bath and body products at the event from and supporting Thistle Farms, run by the women of Magdalene House who are working to change their lives from a history of sex work or drug abuse. Here’s some background from a previous post, and on Monday night Becca Stevens of Magdalene House/Thistle Farms will host a discussion on campus.

The details of TBTN at Vanderbilt, from a student organizer of the event:

Take Back the Night will have its first march in three years Tuesday, October 30 at 7:15 p.m. This is our night to come together as one strong body of students, faculty, and community members. Together we will assert that violence is preventable. We will stop the silence and end the violence that barrages us, afflicts us, and hurts us. Together, we will stand strong; every voice will be heard and resonate. We will come together to help one another gain the resources to prevent violence and combat it.

Please join us on Magnolia Lawn on Peabody Campus and march together to Alumni Lawn. There we will have sugary refreshments, a speaker, a performance by Vanderbilt Spoken Word, and an open microphone for students to express their sentiments about violence on campus and in their everyday lives. Everyone is welcome to attend, and this is TBTN-Vanderbilt’s Human Identities event. Thistle Farms products will also be sold by the women of the Magdalene Project. We hope that you will attend and help us in our initiative to raise awareness and Take Back the Night!

Vanderbilt folks may also want to check out the campus TBTN group on Facebook.

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