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ETSU students ‘Take Back the Night’

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JOHNSON CITY (March 27, 2014) — East Tennessee State University students will “Take Back the Night” in an annual event raising awareness about sexual and gender violence.

On Tuesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. in the Cave patio of the D.P. Culp University Center, a candlelight vigil will honor survivors of sexual and personal violence. A Takeover Tuesday-sponsored reception will follow in the Cave.

The Clothesline Project on the Pedestrian Mall will provide an opportunity to add a message to “Break the Silence” surrounding violence against women. The Clothesline will be available on April 1 from 3-8 p.m.; April 2, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and April 3, from 3-8 p.m.

On Thursday, April 3, from 6-8 p.m., ETSU will sponsor “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®,” the International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence. Participating men will don high heels for a one-mile march through the ETSU campus, beginning at the Cave patio.

The events are hosted by Outreach and Advocacy: Sexuality Information for Students (OASIS) with co-sponsorship by Buctainment, the Residence Hall Association, Kappa Delta Sorority and the Women’s Resource Center.

For further information, contact Kate Emmerich, OASIS coordinator, at (423) 439-4941 or . For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at (423) 439-8346.