Beginning at 4 p.m. on April 25, Albright College will take part in Take Back the Night — an international event to end sexual and domestic violence in all forms. The event will include a personal account of surviving sexual assault, a march around campus and a candlelight vigil on the college’s Science Field.
A national expert on sexual violence and prevention, Brittany Piper, will speak about her personal experience as a sexual assault victim. Piper’s story of adversity, resilience and triumph aims to empower and inspire audiences to take action in their own lives and communities.
Although 18 to 24 year old women are 3 to 4 times more likely to experience sexual assault than other women — statistics show that only 1 in 5 female, college-aged sexual violence survivors report their assault to law enforcement, and only 2 percent of incapacitated rape survivors report assault. This spring, Albright student-athletes are asking peers to take a stand against sexual violence.
The college’s April 25 Take Back the Night protest event intends to bring further awareness to the all-too common issue of sexual assault. The march and evening activities aim to shed light on the negative impacts of sexual assault, and make nighttime streets safe for women.
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