Rain Dampens 'Take Back the Night' Program

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Knoxville (WVLT) - UT College students and the Knoxville community will be taking back the night, but they won't be doing it by walking through campus.

Mother Nature got in the way of those plans.

For almost a decade Take Back the Night march has been a part of the Week of the Woman at UT. Although the march has been cancelled the informational program is still on and set to start at 6 o'clock.

The program which is sponsored by the Woman's Coordinating Center is to make the Knoxville and campus community aware of sexual assault and domestic violence as well as educate them on what to do.

Thursday's speaker will discuss sexual assault and statistics about those affected. People will also be able to share their personal stories in a section called speak out. Counselors will also be available for assistance and information.

"We just wanted to make sure there was an event that could highlight this and make others aware that this does happen and that we are going to take a stand against it," says Lyndsey Hulen, WCC advisor.

The program will end with a candlelight vigil and a moment of silence in remembrance of victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.