‘Take Back the Night’ event set for Thursday in Columbus

The IUPUC Office for Women invites you to unite on the steps of the Bartholomew County Courthouse for an event Thursday evening called “Take Back the Night.” Lesley Bradley is the coordinator for the Office for Women at IUPUC.

Organizers say that events began in the 1960’s in Belgium and England with protests about how women were not able to be safe walking down the street alone. The mission of the international organization is to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence.

Bradley explains that while Take Back the Night is an international organization, the mission is local.

Bradley says the event begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the steps of the Bartholomew County Courthouse.

For more information about the event, contact Lesley Bradley in the IUPUC Office for Women, [email protected].