Sexual Violence Awareness Week is held annually in April
Take Back the Night :
“Take Back the Night” is an international rally and march that is organized in local communities and college campuses with the purpose of unifying women and men in an effort to raise awareness and their voices in order to end the silence and combat violence against women, children and families. Historically it began in England as a protest against the fear that women encountered walking the streets at night. The first “Take Back the Night” in the United States occurred in San Francisco in 1978.
This annual Purchase College event brings together a diverse group of students, staff, faculty members and outside agency staff to continue our ongoing effort to “Take Back the Night”. Please Join us and add your voices to the many Purchase College women and men who care.
Come make a T-shirt and add to the Westchester Clothesline Project (shirts and paints are provided). The Westchester Clothesline Project is part of the National effort to bear witness against violence against women and children. The shirts are made by survivors and/or their friends and family members. They are strung shoulder to shoulder on a clothesline and displayed to the public. Like the AIDS quilt, the Clothesline Project provides a unique medium for healing while helping to educate the public about the personal impact and prevalence of violence against women and children.
Participate in any of the following programs:
Make an effort to show your support and to participate in all of the awareness programs offered by Wellness @ Purchase and the Speak Out! program.