Take Back the Night Scheduled for April 12

Posted on 4/10/2017 10:03:52 AM

April is Sexual Assault Awareness MonthFact: 12.7 million people are physically abused, raped, or stalked annually. This is 24 people every minute. (NoMore.org)

Sexual violence is a serious issue that affects all of us. At IUP, we have a strong commitment to address this widespread problem. Take Back the Night is an annual event designed to raise awareness and support survivors of sexual violence.

This year, IUP’s Take Back the Night is on Wednesday, April 12. The march around campus kicks off at 8:00 p.m. from Putt-Delaney Courtyard and culminates in a Speak Out in the HUB Ohio Room, where victims can come forward and share their experiences in a safe, public forum.

We hope to see you at Take Back the Night to help spread awareness and support survivors. To help us raise awareness, post using #IUPTBTN or #SAAM2017.

If you have questions about this event or how you can volunteer, e-mail haven-project@iup.edu.

The Haven Project provides counseling and support for students who experience sexual and relationship violence. The Haven Project also provides education on sexual and domestic violence, stalking, consent, and bystander intervention.

For more information, visit the Haven Project or e-mail us at haven-project@iup.edu.