It was a cold and damp Thursday evening, but the weather didn’t stop sisters from joining the dozens of students gathered on campus to Take Back The Night.
On April 3rd, ASAP (Abuse & Sexual Assault Prevention) leads Penn’s TBTN – a peaceful protest to speak out against domestic and sexual violence. The rally begins on College Green and is followed by a march across campus.
TBTN is an initiative that directly relates to Sigma’s national philanthropy – the fight against domestic violence. Sisters Annie Guo, Xiaoyan Tan, Kelly Yao, Danika Djojo, Linda Yao, and San Le attended the event, which ended with a survivor speak-out and candlelight vigil in Wynn Commons. Penn alumna Ivone Falk, the Family Empowerment Services Supervisor at Congreso de Latinos Unidos, will give the rally keynote.
“At least 1 out of every 3 women worldwide has been beaten, forced into sex, or otherwise abuse in her lifetime by a partner, relative, friend, stranger, employer, or colleague. Of these crimes, less than 50% are reported to the police. It’s time to make a change.”
Shatter the silence. Stop the violence.