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Cedar Crest Hosts ‘Take Back the Night’ Thursday to Speak out Against Domestic Violence

Take Back the NightCedar Crest College will hold a “Take Back the Night” candlelight vigil this Thursday, April 22. “Take Back the Night” is a nationally recognized event that will unite the campus in support of survivors of sexual violence and illuminate the darkness of abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault.

The evening, which is free and open to the public, will kick off at 7 p.m. with a live performance by singer/songwriter Michele Stas in the Tompkins College Center bistro. Immediately following the conclusion of the music performance at about 8 p.m., students and other participants will commence a candle-lit march around campus to protest violence against women. The march will conclude on the steps of Blaney Hall, where participants will have the opportunity to speak out against physical and sexual violence against women, including personal stories that have impacted them.

The event will be staffed by members of the Cedar Crest College Take Back the Night student organization. Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley and the Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley will attend the event and provide information pertaining to victim’s resources in the Lehigh Valley. For information send e-mail to night@cedarcrest.edu.