UTEP to Host ‘Take Back the Night’

The Women’s Resource Center and Women's Health Initiative at The University of Texas at El Paso, in collaboration with the Take Back The Night Foundation and nine other key campuses and communities across the nation, will host the Third Annual 10 Points of Light to Take Back The Night initiative from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, April 26 at the UTEP Union Cinema. The event is free and open to the public.

“We’re hosting Take Back the Night during Sexual Assault Awareness Month and we feel that this is an important event to generate awareness and for students, faculty, staff and community members to engage and participate in,” said Shannon Osborne, coordinator of the Women’s Resource Center and eventorganizer. “We want to provide resources and information so our community can get the help and support they need.”

Take Back the Night is a movement started in the 1970s to combat sexual violence and abuse on campuses and in communities around the world. This national initiative has assembled community organizers, campus advocates and student leaders to illuminate the darkness of abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.

Katie Koestner, founder of the Take Back the Night Foundation, will be the keynote speaker. She was featured on the cover of the June 1991 issue of Time magazine and speaks nationally about sexual assault awareness.

Information: UTEP Women’s Resource Center, 915-747-5291