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Take Back the Night event set for Nov. 10

Saturday, November 6, 2010

GREENCASTLE -- Omega Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and Putnam County Family Support Services are hosting a Take Back the Night event on Nov. 10.

The event, which will conists of a rally and a march, will commence at the center of the DePauw Campus at 8:30 p.m.

Take Back the Night began as a way to help women face their fears about walking alone in public at night.

A large number of rape, sexual assault and intimate violence incidents are reported at night.

Take Back the Night events are held at various times of the year throughout the United States.

While the march began as a way to protest the violence that women experienced while walking in public at night, the purpose of these marches was to speak out against this violence and raise community awareness as a preventive measure against future violence.

The movement has since grown to encompass awareness of all forms of violence against all persons, though violence against women is still the move

The word night was originally meant to be taken literally to express the fear that many women feel during the night, but has since changed to symbolize a fear of violence in general.

The public is encouraged to attend the event in Greencastle.

There are several ways that local individuals, clubs, groups and organizations can help in the following ways:

* Simply attend the rally.

* Let others know the event is happening.

* Make a banner to hang outside homes and meeting places to show support for Take Back the Night 2010.

* Make picket signs to carry or t-shirts to wear at the march.

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