Members of the Lafayette College and Easton, Pa., community will join in a ‘Take Back the Night’ march and rally to address sexual violence in the area Monday evening, March 30.

Join members of the Lafayette College and Easton community in a march and rally to address sexual violence in our area Monday evening, March 30.

At 7:30 p.m., citizens of Easton and Lafayette students, faculty and staff will gather at four locations to begin a silent march culminating in a rally on Easton’s Centre Square. Locations include:

  • Lafayette College Quad
  • The State Theatre (453 Northampton Street)
  • The Free Bridge (Easton Side)
  • McDonald’s (South Third Street and Riverside Drive)

The rally will feature presentations by Mary Armstrong, associate professor of women’s and gender studies and Rachel Goshgarian, assistant professor of history, both from Lafayette. Attendees will be invited to participate in the Speak-Out and Open Mic which will be followed by a candlelight vigil and moment of silence.

The mission of the Take Back the Night Foundation is to end sexual violence in all of its forms.

Since the early 70s, Take Back the Night Events have been held in the U.S. to bring together those committed to taking a public stand on behalf of sexual assault survivors. TBTN Events have been held in over 30 countries in over 1000 locations around the world.

This is Lafayette’s first city-wide Take Back the Night program.

For more about the TBTN event on March 30, contact Gene Kelly, associate dean of intercultural development and director of gender and sexuality, (610) 330-5819,  (Childcare will not be provided during the event.)

Part of Women’s History Month at Lafayette, the Take Back the Night event is sponsored by the following departments, student organizations and groups:

Association of Lafayette Feminists, QuEST, Nia, Lafayette Activities Forum, Delta Gamma, Department of Athletics, International Students Organization, Muslim Students Association, Latin and Caribbean Students Association, McKelvy Scholars, Newman Society, Lafayette DiscipleMakers Christian Fellowship, LEAP, Interfaith Council, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Asian Cultural Association, Pi Beta Phi, Delta Delta Delta, Hillel, Panhellenic Council, Kaleidoscope, Phi Kappa Psi, Amnesty International Lafayette Chapter, Delta Upsilon, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Phi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Alternative School Break.

Kristine Y. Todaro
Director of Special Projects/Media Relations
Communications Div.
Lafayette College
Easton, PA 18042

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