Take Back the Night slated for Thursday at Minot State

Minot State will celebrate Take Back the Night at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Beaver Dam.in the Minot State University Student Union.

“We’re excited to bring it back to campus,” said MSU Title XI Coordinator Lisa Dooley.

Events in recent years have had to be called off due to a snowstorm or the coronavirus pandemic.

Dooley said the main speaker will be Minot State University alumna Edna Sailer, who will speak about her book, “Alfalfa Girl: The Path from Childhood Molestation to Soul.” Music will be performed by local artists “Guy and a Girl.” Sailer is a volunteer representative of the National Association of Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse, published freelance writer, newspaper reporter and author, according to information provided by MSU.

Attendees are asked to bring an item such as a canned food good or toiletry item to help replenish the Domestic Violence Crisis Center pantry.

Free food will be provided.

Following the closing of the event, there will be a march through campus with people carrying signs as well as luminaries.

Dooley said Take Back the Night is intended to bring awareness to victims of sexual and domestic violence, give participants the tools they need to advocate and to help make a difference in the community.

The event is all-inclusive. Dooley said men and women, boys and girls can all be victims or affected by violence.

The event is held in collaboration with the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, MSU social work student Mandi Carroll, MSU Criminal Justice Club, and MSU Title IX Office.


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