ACC hosts rally and march against sexual violence

College’s inaugural “Take Back the Night” event 

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Tuesday, April 28| Highland Campus 6101 Airport Blvd.

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Austin Community College (ACC) will host its inaugural “Take Back the Night” march, rally, and vigil to raise awareness about sexual and domestic violence from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, at Highland Campus (6101 Airport Blvd.).

The event is held in support of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and is free and open to the public.

“Nationally, sexual violence affects 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men. Unfortunately, most of these crimes go unreported,” says Ronny Washington, ACC student life coordinator. “It’s important that colleges and universities do their part to support victims, raise awareness, and create a safe environment for students and members of their community.”

Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton will lead a rally at the north entrance of campus followed by a march against sexual assault and a candlelight vigil. Participants also can participate in the Clothesline Project, an avenue for victims and survivors affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt and hanging it on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence.

“Take Back the Night” is as an international effort to end sexual violence in all of its forms, including sexual assault, sexual abuse, dating violence, and domestic violence.

For more information contact Ronny Washington at rwashin1@austincc.edu.

 

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