(Becky Farr/KX News)
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
This month is almost over, but students at Minot State University are making sure that voices are heard.
Take Back the Night is an international event to raise awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence.
MSU’s Title Nine Office, the Domestic Violence Crisis Center and the Student Social Work Organization sponsored tonight’s walk.
(Hannah Patterson/Co-organizer, MSU Senior) “It is a cause that really is neglected a lot. You don’t hear people talking about sexual assault and domestic violence.”
(Farr) Minot State University Students and members of the Minot community gathered at MSU to walk around an illuminated campus to raise awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence.
(Shelby Pederson/Co-organizer, MSU Senior) “Taking it from the shadows and bringing it into the light. So that’s why we say, ‘take back the night,’ because we’re taking it back from those crimes that usually happen at night.”
(Farr)The walk’s organizers say they want this event to really educate people and let them know that this can happen in any community.
(Patterson) “I think it’s important to spread the awareness because this is a way that we can show them that there are people in their community who care about them and who want to be there to support them.”>>
(Farr) MSU’s Take Back the Night walk was one of ten points of light.
They were one of ten universities to hold this event at the exact same time.