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Take Back the Night success attributed

The AWARE Peer Educators of The Haven Project would like to recognize all of the co-sponsors, volunteers and student organizations that helped make Take Back the Night 2014 a huge success!

Several hundred people participated in the Take Back the Night March and Survivor Speak-Out.

Participants carried signs that were decorated with information, resources and empowering messages pertaining to sexual violence and abuse. (Mother Nature did not provide the warm weather that we were hoping for, but our crowd of dedicated marchers braved the elements.)

Their willingness to come out demonstrates that the IUP community is dedicated to taking a stand to end violence on our campus!

There are many myths surrounding victimization.

Regardless of race, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or age, anyone can be affected by sexual violence and abuse – and it’s never their fault!

It is the goal of The Haven Project through events such as Take Back the Night to dispel such myths, raise AWAREness on the IUP campus, and to create a safer campus community that supports survivors of violence.

We give special thanks to our co-sponsors for their support of Take Back the Night:

• African-American Cultural Center

• ARAMARK

• BACCHUS

• Center for Student Life

• College of Fine Arts

• College of Health and Human Services

• College of Humanities and Social Sciences

• College of Natural Science and Mathematics

• Cook Honors College

• Eberly College of Business and Information Technology

• Fasttimes Screen Printing

• GSA

• GLBT Commission

• HerCampus IUP

• Men’s Awareness Program

• Office of Housing, Residence Life, and Dining

• Office of International Education

• Office of Social Equity

• Phi Mu Delta

• President’s Commission on the Status of Women

• Safe Zone

• SAGE

We at the Haven Project are so grateful for the participation of the IUP community members who made this event possible.

We look forward to seeing you next year for an even greater event.

Best,

– Melissa King

(senior, sociology and French)

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