The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and an array of partners will once again host the 2013 Fox Valley Take Back The Night art exhibit, rally and march on Wednesday, Oct. 9, starting in Reeve Memorial Union.
The events are free and open to the public. Partner agencies and citizens from throughout the Fox Valley annually gather and use this one night “to raise awareness, to spotlight allies, support survivors and remember those lost to violence.”
The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with an activities fair, in Reeve Memorial Union’s Ballroom, and the opening of the “Never Silent Art Exhibit in Reeve’s Gail Floether Steinhilber Art Gallery. That’s followed by the 6 p.m. rally and the 6:45 p.m. march, which will pause at the newly-renovated Christine Ann Center to remember and honor victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The event concludes at 7:15 p.m., returning to the art exhibit and reception in the Steinhilber Art Gallery.
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Fox Valley Take Back the Night is sponsored by: CARE (Campus for Awareness and Relationship Education), Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs, Reach Counseling Services, University Counseling Center/Campus Violence Prevention Program, University Police, UWO Women’s Center and UW Oshkosh.
This year, partners on campus and throughout the Fox Valley helped develop new promotions for the event, include java-jacket stickers, placed on coffee cups in UW Oshkosh’s Mi Taza coffee shops and at community Aspen coffee houses in Neenah and Appleton. The UW Oshkosh Women’s Center and campus art department have also created new life size silhouettes to be displayed across campus and in the UW Oshkosh bookstore and at Polk Library.
Fox Valley Take Back The Night is the largest event of its kind in Wisconsin and will be one of many taking place across the nation this fall.
Anyone interested in serving as a volunteer for the event should contact Shelly Maxwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or Deb Lee at email@example.com.