Take Back the Night
'Take Back the Night: October 7-14, 2009'
Traditionally held in the fall, TBTN strives to bring awareness to the problem of sexual violence and support those who have been victimized. Today, events highlight the problem of violence against women as well as the broader issues of sexual violence: sexual assault, rape, dating violence, sexual abuse, domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment, child abuse, internet harassment and other unhealthy relationships. However, TBTN also attempts to bring awareness towards violence and abuse against males and individuals involved in non-hetrosexual relationships.
This year's events: City-wide Clothesline Event- Sunday September 20 from 7-9 PM in the Student Center come make t-shirts to help out for a city-wide Clothesline event coordinated by the Lynchburg City Police Department. It will be held downtown at Monument Terrance from September 25-26 and will also be available for all students to see in Bell Quad sometime during Take Back the Night Week.
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2009 Scheduled Events: October 1-5: decorate a postcard expressing how you feel about your body image. Individuals with lower body image are more likely to become vicitims than those with stronger.
October 8: It's Your Move/Condom Carnival Come with a partern (boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend) and play games while learning how to not be in an abusive relationship and how to get help for those who are
October 11: Speak Come watch Speak based on the book Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson and starring Kristen Steward. For more info check it out on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0378793/
October 12: Self-Defense with Dean Stevens First floor Student Center 7-9pm
October 14: Annual March and Open-Mic following co-sponsored by FMLA
- Take Back the Night www.takebackthenight.org
- National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE, www.rainn.org
Maintained by the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network
- National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233, www.tcfv.org
Maintained by the Texas Council on Family Violence