Lycoming College invites the public to Take Back the Night

Lycoming College is holding a Take Back the Night event from 7 to 10 p.m. on April 10. Participants can register starting at 5:30 p.m. in Pennington Lounge on the college campus. The rally will begin at 7 p.m. from the Keiper Recreation Center and will march through downtown Williamsport and back to the center.

After the march, the Get Lit Players, a Los Angeles-based musical group, will perform on campus. They will be followed by Bellissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin and Zariya Allen who placed in the “Brave New Voices,” and have performed on the Queen Latifah Show and the Hollywood Bowl.

Keynote Speaker Watgatwe Wanjuki, co-founder of Know Your IX, will speak and poetry performances will be offered during the evening. A candlelight vigil for those who have died because of sexual violence will be held as well.

Take Back the Night is an international event and non-profit organization with the mission of ending sexual, relationship, and domestic violence in all forms. Hundreds of events are held in more than 30 countries annually. Events include marches, rallies and vigils intended as a protest and direct action against rape and other forms of sexual, relationship, and domestic violence.

The Take Back the Night event is planned by Lycoming’s Revolution Against Rape, a student-led organization that educates the campus community and others on sexual misconduct and rape, and provides a safe environment and support system for survivors.

Click here for additional details and online registration.

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