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Lambda Theta Alpha To Hold Take Back The Night March

Penn State’s Lambda Theta Alpha sorority will host its annual Take Back the Night march tonight to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault. The march will begin at 6 p.m. on the steps of Old Main.

Survivors, victims’ family members, or simply anyone who wishes to speak out for the cause is invited to participate. The walk will move from Old Main through various spots around the community and will eventually conclude with a candlelight vigil at Friedman Park to honor both survivors and those who have lost their lives. During the march itself, participants will have the opportunity to share personal stories or the stories of a loved ones. Various additional services such as counseling will also be available.

This is Take Back the Night’s sixth installment at Penn State, but Lamba Theta Alpha’s goal is still the same as day one: “Shattering the Silence” and speaking up against sexual assault and domestic violence, and improving the quality of community life by allowing those to speak out who may have never had the chance.

“It is truly a healing experience,” Lambda Theta Alpha said in a statement. “Whether or not you are a survivor yourself, there is something to be said about such a large group of people coming together in solidarity to speak out against something that is truly wrong.”

The event is free and open to the entire Penn State community. For more information, contact [email protected]

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Claire Fountas

Claire Fountas is the student life editor for Onward State, as well as a junior pursuing a double major in journalism and psychology. She lives in a suburb of Chicago and strongly disagrees with anyone who hates the Cubs or the Blackhawks (so, pretty much anyone at Penn State). You can follow her @ClaireFountas or email her at [email protected]

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