Bishop’s students Take Back the Night

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Bishop’s students Take Back the Night
Anika Malone (front center) is joined by an eclectic group of girls who refer to themselves as the Purple Ladies. They have organized the Nov. 8 march against sexual violence. (Photo : Tim Paczynski)

By Emilie Hackett, Special to the Record – Bishop’s University will be holding its second ever Take Back the Night march on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 10 p.m. at Optimist Park to denounce sexual, physical, and emotional violence. Organized by BU student Anika Malone, the event is open to students and community members. Attendees are invited to bring posters about their experiences and to help denounce the systemic violence that occurs on college campuses. According to a Maclean’s survey conducted on around 23,000 undergraduate students from 81 Canadian schools, more than 20 per cent of female students, 46 per cent of LGBTQ+ students, and 7 per cent of male students have been sexually assaulted in their lives. About half of those assaults occurred during their time in university. See full story in the Wednesday, November 7 edition of The Record.

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