Students of the University of Akron Women’s Studies Program’s “She’s a Rebel: Women And Resistance” class, along with Liberation In Progress, UA’s student feminist group, are proud to host the first Take Back The Night event on the UA campus.
This event, which will be held Tuesday, April 12, is part of a nationwide effort that allows women to come together, build strength and fight back against the violence that plagues the lives of women everyday.
The event will begin with an introduction to the event and speakers at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom, followed by a march around campus. It will wrap up with activities back in the SU Ballroom after the march.
Several community support networks will be present, and free food will be provided.
Please join us in this effort to raise awareness about violence against women on our campus and help us support victims of violence.
Why we need to increase rape awareness at UA
On our campus alone, UA instructors recently learned that two UA students were raped during the last five weeks.
In both cases, the alleged rapists were other UA students known by the victims. In at least one of the cases, it is suspected that date rape drugs were used. Evidence indicates that several male students worked together to perpetrate at least one of the rapes.
We have also received reports that female students are being sexually harassed by male students in Bierce Library. This is a violation of UA’s Student Conduct Code. Victims may report the incident using this online form.
- UA’s annual crime-statistics report for 2009, also known as the Clery Report.
- Campus Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights
- Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties