October 30, 2009
The annual "Take Back the Night" event is scheduled for 6p.m. Nov. 12 at Indiana State University's Dede Plaza. This year's theme is "There's No Excuse for Abuse."
The rally and march will focus on domestic abuse and violence against women. The rally will include information, motivational speakers and a community pledge. Participants will then be invited to march around campus and the nearby community as a demonstration against domestic violence.
A donation drive is also ongoing as a part of the "Wipe Out Violence" campaign to support the Council on Domestic Abuse, which provides counseling and shelter for women and children who are domestic abuse victims.
Donations are sought of paper towels, toilet paper, new washcloths and bath towels. Collections bins are available through Nov. 6 at the entrance of the Family and Consumer Science Building on the ISU campus and in the mezzanine of the general education department in Rhoads Hall. Donations may also be brought to the rally.
Contact: Linda Maule, associate professor of political science and women's studies, Indiana State University, firstname.lastname@example.org or 812 237-3941
Writer: Kendra Thomas, media relations intern, Office of Communications and Marketing, email@example.com or 812-237-3773
"There's No Excuse for Abuse" is the theme of this year's rally to call attention to domestic abuse and violene against women. Donations for a local women's shelter are being accepted in conjunction with the march and rally.