Take Back the Night
March 28, 2013
4:30-8 p.m.

Venue: Harry Schure Hall Auditorium and Academic Quad

Contact: Beth Adubato, assistant professor, 516.686.1469, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Campus(es): Old Westbury - -

Shatter the Silence. Stop the Violence. Join students and faculty from the NYIT behavioral sciences program, including criminal justice majors, at the first "Take Back the Night" event at NYIT to raise awareness of sexual assault and domestic violence. Family and friends of NYIT students are invited to participate as are criminal justice students at Molloy College.

"Take Back the Night" is a worldwide movement started in Philadelphia in 1975. The first international event was held a year later in Brussels, Belgium. Since then, thousands of colleges, universities, and crisis centers have sponsored awareness events.

Dinner will be held in Harry Schure Hall Auditorium sponsored by the NYIT Center for Counseling and Wellness, followed by a candlelight vigil in the Academic Quad, which includes:

Opening Remarks - Members of the event committee
Guest Speaker - Janine Sadowski, director of rape and sexual assault at the Coalition Against Domestic Violence of Nassau County, to discuss resources and programs available in Nassau County
Readings - Members of the event committee
Guest Speaker - Danielle DeZao, The Purple Thread, to discuss dating violence
Readings - Members of the event committee
Open Forum - Guests are invited to speak out at their own discretion
Guest Speaker - Assistant Professor Beth Adubato of the NYIT Department of Criminal Justice, to discuss sexual assault on college campuses
Closing Remarks - Members of the event committee
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