Students, Faculty Rally to “Take Back The Night”

Posted: April 13, 2015

Gannon University is asking the community to join its students, faculty and staff in a march to raise awareness of and bring an end to rape and sexual violence.

The annual Take Back the Night March and Community Rally will be held Monday, April 13. Those interested in participating should assemble at Perry Square in downtown Erie at 7 p.m.

The more than 250 marchers expected to participate will hear speakers at various stops during the event, which will conclude inside Gannon University's Yehl Room where survivors and others are invited to speak out and break the silence by sharing their stories.

The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Gannon University's Center for Social Concerns, SAVE: Students Against Violence Everywhere, Fraternity and Sorority Life and the Erie-Gannon Alliances to Improve Neighborhood Sustainability (Erie-GAINS) initiative in collaboration with the Erie City of Erie, the Crime Victim Center of Erie County, SafeNet, and the Office of the District Attorney of Erie County, Gannon University's Student Government Association, LIFE, Activities Programming Board, Athletic Council, and Social Work Club.

For more information, contact the Gannon Center for Social Concerns at 814-871-5602.