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Take Back the Night

Raising awareness of sexual assault

Several events are planned for the LOU area this month to bring awareness to sexual assault during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. (April 9, 2012, Page 1)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Linda Abbott writes to thank the community for its participation in, and support for, the Take Back the Night event to stress violence prevention, while Jim McCauley thanked members of the Oxford Tourism Council and others for their help in promoting Oxford. (April 7, 2010, Page 4)

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      Take Back the Night

      Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to meet in the Lyceum Circle at 6 this evening to march through campus in recognition of Take Back the Night. Following the march, attendees will hear from Janet Kennedy of the Mississippi Attorney General’s office in Jackson and Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson. Pizza will be provided by Domino’s and several door prizes will be awarded.

      Representatives from several campus and community organizations will be on hand to offer information about activities and efforts on campus to prevent violence and assist victims. The night will conclude with a candlelight vigil, and survivors who wish to speak out will have an opportunity to talk.

      For more information, contact Linda Abbott, violence prevention coordinator, at 915-1059 or labbott@olemiss.edu. (March 30, 2010)

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        Violence at the forefront

        Take Back the Night will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Lyceum Circle on campus. A ceremonial march around campus will kick off the program after guests join in some pizza and music. The march against violence will end in the Circle where Janet Kennedy, with the U.S. Attorney’s General’s Office in Jackson, and Mayor Pat Patterson will speak. The night will conclude with a candlelight vigil and there will be an opportunity for survivors who wish to speak out. (March 29, 2010, Page 1A)

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