West Virginia University’s Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance will “Take Back the Night” on Thursday (April 14) at 7 p.m. on the Mountainlair green.

Take Back the Night is an international event that the WVU chapter of the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance is bringing to campus. The goal of the event is to raise awareness about sexual violence which includes sexual assault, sexual abuse, dating violence and domestic violence. Take Back the Night is an empowering event for women and men to support survivors and stop the violence.

The night will begin with two musical guests, Judith Avers and WVU’s Anarchapella. In case of inclement weather, the venue will be moved to the Mountainlair Ballrooms. Following the music will be the Speak Out, where scheduled speakers and anyone with questions will be able to talk about sexual violence. The night will conclude with a candlelight vigil and march through downtown Morgantown.

In days leading up to the event, the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance will have a booth in the Mountainlair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. People are encouraged to stop by to ask a question or buy a t-shirt for event. All proceeds will go to the Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center.

WVU’s Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance is affiliated with the Center for Women’s Studies and focuses on gender equality and other women’s issues such as reproductive rights, body image and sexual violence. FMLA meets every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the Kanawha Room, on the second floor of the Mountainlair.

For more information contact Melissa Chesanko at 304-319-0112 or visit the Take Back the Night WVU 2011 Facebook page.



CONTACT: Melissa Chesanko, Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance
304-319-0112, mchesank@mix.wvu.edu