UNLV students and a host of campus and community organizations will gather to raise awareness about the growing problem of sexual assault and domestic violence during the university's annual Take Back the Night event.
Thursday, October 20, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Resource Fair, Interactive Art and "Clothesline Project"
- 5:30 p.m. - Opening Ceremony on Pida Plaza (outside Student Union)
- 6:00 p.m. - Cross-Campus March of Supporters begins on Pida Plaza
UNLV Pida Plaza (outside the Student Union)
Sponsored by the Jean Nidetch Women's Center at UNLV, Take Back the Night is an annual rally and resource fair to raise awareness of the growing problem of sexual and domestic violence. The event also offers attendees a chance to speak out against violence, remember victims and support survivors.
This year's event features a cross-campus march of supporters and interactive art displays focusing on survivor testimony and rape culture and media. The Women's Center and UNLV's student government will also launch the UNLV CARE Line, a 24-hour hotline for victims, survivors and their families to get resources, information and support related to sexual assault, relationship violence or stalking. The UNLV CARE Line can be reached at 702-895-0602.
Community organizations scheduled to attend include the Rape Crisis Center, Safe Nest, Nevada Coalition Against Sexual Violence, Planned Parenthood and more. UNLV and high school domestic violence prevention groups will also be present.