Women’s Resource Center hosts ‘Take Back the Night’

By Sheena McFarland and Patrick Muir

Members of the U community will walk through the campus to look for unsafe areas for women to walk at night and to recognize the victims of violent crimes.

Before the participants of the annual event, “Take Back the Night,” march through campus, they will hold a candlelight vigil to honor those who have been victims of violence and rape.

Marty Liccardo, former co-ordinator of the event, said he’s happy the event has returned to the U. “I think it’s cool they are doing it on campus…It’s an amazing and important event,” he said.

The event started in Europe in the 1970s and moved to San Francisco in 1978, where 5,000 women from 30 states participated, according to the University of New Hampshire’s Sexual Harassment And Rape Prevention Program. Since then, hundreds of colleges have hosted events to make their campuses safer.

The Women’s Resource Center will host the vigil at 7 p.m. in Union 293.

For more information about this event, contact Linda Najjar at [email protected] or call the Women’s Resource Center at 581-8030.

Sheena McFarland

Patrick Muir