Tuesday, April 6, 2010

TTU To "Take Back The Night"

The sixth annual Take Back the Night event at Tennessee Tech will be held this evening at seven o'clock on the steps of the Roaden University Center. Organizers say its purpose is to raise awareness about violence against women and children. The guest speaker will be Kayti Protos of Vanderbilt University. A march around the campus will follow her presentation. Protos was a student of Dr. Alison Piepmeier, a Cookeville native and the first speaker at Take Back the Night at Tennessee Tech several years ago. She says, "It was her course on gender and violence that inspired me to become a Women's and Gender studies major and to pursue a career as an educator and advocate working to stop violence." Tech students will also be speaking tonight during a candlelight vigil that will be held on the quad.