April 18, 2008
ASU to host annual Take Back the Night
Augusta, Ga. – Jeans will be displayed along Augusta State’s History Walk in remembrance of a 1999 court decision in which a rape conviction was overturned because the victim was wearing jeans at the time of the attack. The jeans and t-shirts, each representing survivors of sexual violence, will be on display Monday, April 21, beginning at 9 a.m. along the History Walk and the front entrance of campus.
Later in the week, the 12th annual Take Back the Night rally and march will be held Thursday, April 24, in front of the Maxwell Theatre. At 7:30 p.m., the rally will begin, and more than a dozen organizations will be available to offer information on sexual assault. A T-shirt station will also be set up for those wanting to paint a T-shirt. Christie Launius, campus coordinator of the event and director of ASU’s Women’s Studies Program, will emcee the event, and President William A. Bloodworth, Jr., will provide the welcome. Speakers will include Ashley Wright, assistant District Attorney; Carl C. Brown, Jr., Richmond County Superior Court Judge; and Anne Ealick-Henry, director of Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services.
For more information, call Dr. Launius in ASU’s Department of English and Foreign Languages at 706-667-4430.
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