IPFW “Shatters the Silence” with annual Vigil for Non-violence

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News release from IPFW:

IPFW “Shatters the Silence” with Annual Vigil for Non-violence

(March 31, 2011) – Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will host an annual candlelight vigil to support the cause of
ending violence toward women. Coordinators of “Take Back the Night: Shatter the Silence—Stop the Violence” invite the community to
participate Thursday, April 7, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The evening includes a half-mile walk around campus, beginning at The Clubhouse on the Waterfield Campus and ending at the Liberal Arts Building, where Tena Dellaca-Hedrick will speak.

Dellaca-Hedrick is a victim advocate for the Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center. She is an adjunct professor at Indiana Tech and
teaches victimology for the criminal justice department. She also has served as a victim advocate with the Fort Wayne Police Department. She will discuss “Sexual Violence as a Human Issue: Turning Pain into Purpose.”

Participants will receive a free t-shirt and pizza at the conclusion of the walk. “Take Back the Night” is sponsored by the IPFW Women’s
Studies Program, Center for Women and Returning Adults, Indiana-Purdue Student Government Association, and Women of the World.

For more information, contact Janet Badia, director of the IPFW Women’s Studies Program, at 260-481-6895 or badiaj@ipfw.edu.

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