Hoboken, Stevens to ‘Take Back the Night’ at sexual awareness rally, vigil

HOBOKEN – As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, the City of Hoboken and Stevens Institute of Technology will “show solidarity” at the annual “Take Back the Night” rally on April 19.
“‘Take Back the Night’” is an international event and non-profit organization committed to ending sexual assault, sexual abuse, dating violence, and domestic violence,” reads an announcement from the city. “We will march from Steven’s Institute of Technology campus to Pier A, where supporters will participate in chants and a moment of silence, and hear powerful speeches from survivors and advocates.”
The Department of Justice estimates that approximately 30 percent of sexual assault cases are reported to authorities. Women between ages 18 and 24 enrolled in colleges are three times more likely to suffer from sexual assault than other woman, the Rape Abuse & Incest National Network says on their website.
The event will begin at Stevens at 7 p.m. – Steven Rodas

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