STRIVE Peer Educator

Filed under Athletic & Health, Events on April 2, 2012.

UF, Sexual Trauma/Interpersonal Violence Education team (STRIVE) & Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center are teaming up to host a Take Back the Night event that includes a march and rally to end sexual violence on Wednesday, April 18 at 6 p.m.

Take Back the Night’s supporters have always understood the power of speaking out. Rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse and intimate partner violence are often labeled “crimes of silence” because of the low reporting rates, stigma associated with victimization and social discomfort. The event begins at 6 p.m. at Turlington Plaza on UF campus and will begin marching at 6:30 p.m. Paint, posters, support will be available to any and all that attend. An open mic portion will conclude the events where survivors and supporters are encouraged to speak out. For more information, call Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center at (352) 264-6760.