As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, campus and community organizations will hold a “Take Back the Night” rally and march on April 12.
The purpose of the annual event is to raise awareness about sexual violence and empower individuals and institutions to engage in action against violence. Activities begin at 10 a.m. in the Tate Student Center Plaza and include speakers, music and discussion on this year’s theme, “Bearing Witness to Violence.”
The march through downtown Athens will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a speak-out and an 8 p.m. candlelight vigil at Athens-Clarke County City Hall.
“Take Back the Night” is sponsored by UGA’s Office for Violence Prevention, Women’s Studies Student Organization, Lambda Alliance, the Sexual Assault Center of Northeast Georgia, Project Safe and DoveTail Companies.