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2008.03.18 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@mail.unomaha.edu

'Take Back the Night' Event Set for March 28

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Women’s Resource Center and the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance will hold a “Take Back the Night” event Friday, March 28, that will feature music, guest speakers and a candle light vigil to raise awareness about sexual assault and abuse. The event will take place outside at the Pep Bowl in front of the Eppley Administration Building.

“ ‘Take Back the Night’ is a national organization and movement,” said Jenn Piatt, director of the Women’s Resource Center. “Our event will be a great evening that will include victims sharing their stories and providing a face and voice to the statistics of sexual assault.”

Tory Bowen, a 24-year-old former University of Nebraska-Lincoln student and sexual assault victim, will be one of the speakers. Since her assault, Bowen has helped a rape-victim organization and frequently speaks about rape and the judicial system. Also taking part and speaking will be former UNO football player Chris Bober, who currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Musician Tim Wildsmith will start the evening at 7 p.m. Speakers and presentations begin at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call (402) 554-2730 or e-mail jnpiatt@gmail.com.

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UNO will celebrate its 100th anniversary beginning October 8, 2008. This celebration will recognize the partnership among the City of Omaha, its citizens and UNO to build a vibrant and dynamic community. The centennial theme is "UNO: Central To Our City Since 1908." This theme acknowledges the past contributions of UNO to the community and sets the stage for great things to come.

UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908. For Centennial information, go to http://www.unomaha.edu/100/.

 

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