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Law Students From Rutgers–Newark and Seton Hall Will “Take Back the Night” With April 13 March and Rally

April 06, 2011 – 
Take Back the Night 2010   
Participants in the 2010 Take Back the Night March and Rally organized by the Rutgers’ Women’s Law Forum   
Throughout its history, Take Back the Night has motivated both women and men to confront a myriad of social ills, including rape, sexual violence, domestic violence, and violence against women and children. The common thinking underlying the diverse support for Take Back the Night is the assertion that human beings have the right to be free from violence, the right to be heard, and the right to walk in their community free from fear of sexual violence.

Rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and domestic violence are often labeled “crimes of silence” because of lower reporting rates and social discomfort with their public discussion. On April 13, 2011 Rutgers School of Law–Newark and Seton Hall University School of Law will join to end the silence and Take Back the Night.

What:  “Take Back the Night March and Rally” sponsored by the Rutgers School of Law–Newark Women’s Law Forum and Student Bar Association and the Seton Hall University School of Law Women’s Law Forum 
Who:  Students and community members from both law schools 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

7:00 pm: Kick-off Program and March beginning at both Rutgers School of Law–Newark, 123 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102 and Seton Hall University School of Law, One Newark Center, Newark, NJ 07102

7:30 pm: March participants meet for Rally at Newark’s Military Park

  • Opening by event organizers Laura Marchini and Ione Curva, co-chairs of the Rutgers’ Women’s Law Forum, and Shari Genser and Kate Matos, co-chairs of the Seton Hall Take Back the Night Committee
  • Keynote speaker: Robert Laurino, Esq., Assistant Essex County Prosecutor
  • Open Mic/Survivor Stories
  • Candlelight Vigil for Victims
  • Closing