Berks Feminist Club holds "Take Back the Night" event on April 7th

The Penn State Berks Feministic Club will hold a ?Take Back the Night? event on Monday, April 7, 2014. There will be a rally and march beginning at 1 p.m. at the Franco Amphitheater, followed by presentations in the evening beginning at 6 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. The keynote speaker is Katie Koestner, who was featured on the cover of Time Magazine in 1991 when she became the first woman to speak publicly about date rape. This event is free and open to the public.

The ?Take Back The Night? movement first started in Europe in 1976 and has continued throughout the world as a sign of empowerment for women, men, and children. For more than three-and-a-half decades, Take Back the Night has become internationally known as a way to take a stand against sexual violence and speak out against crime. This event is presented by the Penn State Berks Feministic Club to raise awareness for sexual violence and to support survivors in the healing process.

The Penn State Berks Feministic Club promotes feminist ideas and education while fostering a sense of community on campus and in local neighborhoods through fundraising, volunteering, events, and educational workshops. For more information, contact Erika Germann at 717-673-9805 or via e-mail at [email protected].