Monday, October 19, 2009

BW Take Back the Night Event

My name is Lorrin Pringle, and I am a senior student at Baldwin-Wallace College, in Berea, and a member of the executive board of POWRE (Promoting Our Women's Resources and Experiences), a student group on campus dedicated to service, education, and activism about women's issues.

I'm writing to each of you to invite you (and the organizations that you represent at your respective campuses) to join us for BW's 3rd Annual Take Back the Night March, which will be held at 8:00pm on Thursday, October 22nd.

We will gather in the basement of the student union at 8:00pm, to hear a brief history of Take Back the Night, both internationally, and here at BW, and then will leave together for the march. Following the march on campus and through parts of downtown Berea, we will be gathering together at the conclusion of the march for a brief reflection and smores.

It is our hope to have as many persons as are able in attendance at this event to shatter the silence and to speak out against violence toward women! The executive board of POWRE would like to extend the invitation to your campus groups to be a part of our Take Back the Night march, and to collaborate throughout the year with large events by supporting one another!

We would also like to invite you to make signs and bring them if you are attending the march. For example, a sign may say "John Carroll supports the end of violence against women!" or "Oberlin says NO to violence against women" or "Case demands an end to the violence!" Be creative and have fun with it! Many of the student organizations here on BW's campus are doing the same!

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