Monday, April 28, 2014

UIS event raises awareness of sexual assault

Students at the University of Illinois Springfield held a rally and candlelight march Friday night to protest rape and all forms of violence against women.

It’s the seventh year at UIS for the annual Take Back the Night rally and march aimed at empowering people to reclaim their right to feel comfortable and safe in the evening hours.

Lynn Otterson, director of the Women’s Center at UIS, said that while someone can be raped at any age, most victims are in the 18- to 24-year-old range, which includes most college students.

The story was featured by The State Journal-Register on April 26, 2014.

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