FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (4/04)
Take Back the Night Rally Has New Look This Year at Centenary College; Public Event Set for Thursday, April 22
SHREVEPORT, LA — "Together We Can Do It...Stamp Out Sexual Violence" is the theme of this year's Take Back the Night Rally, a public event set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22 in Bynum Commons at Centenary College.
"Our goal for this rally is not to merely educate people about sexual assault but also to motivate them to take immediate action to combat sexual violence," said event organizer Joy Aull of the Centenary Department of Public Safety. "Our theme for the event is sexual assault around the world and at home."
The Take Back the Night Rally will feature nine booths representing different countries and other general booths on health and forensics, victim service information and alternative lifestyles. "We will also show the movie 'A Date with Darkness: The trial and Capture of Andrew Luster ' It is an original Lifetime movie about the Max Factor heir who drugged women and raped them. He was convicted on 86 counts of rape and sexual assault," Aull said.
Centenary students, faculty, staff and members of the local Sexual Assault Taskforce (VIVA) and the Northwest Louisiana Domestic Violence Taskforce will participate in the rally, as will officials from local and area organizations.
Parking will be available in lots adjacent to Wilkinson Street and on Woodlawn Avenue.
The booths, which will be located in the North Dining Hall, and the topics they will address are as follows.
Activity: "Shine the Light on Sexual Violence -- light a commerative candle
Activity: Denim Day
Issues: (1) Sexual Assault and torture of women under Sadaam Hussein
Spanish Speaking Communities:
Health & Forensics:
District Attorney's Office:
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