For Immediate Release
October 18, 2012
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BROCKPORT, NY—The College at Brockport, State University of New York, is continuing its efforts to raise awareness and fight against domestic violence. Brockport’s Student Social Work Organization, in conjunction with numerous departments, clubs and organizations across campus, is organizing “Take Back the Night”—a rally and march that is held in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The event begins at 7 pm in Brockport’s Campus Mall (adjacent to the Seymour College Union) with a rally that features an array of speakers and a moment of silence and candle lighting in memory of Alexandra Kogut, a Brockport freshman who passed away Sept. 29. The rally is followed by a march through campus and into the village of Brockport.
Adriana Crosby, a senior social work major and one of the event’s organizers, says the annual event has drawn increased attention and support on campus in the wake of Kogut’s death.
“There really has been an increased awareness to the issue of domestic violence,” Crosby says. “Until it happened on campus, people didn’t get the fact that one in four women will be assaulted in their lifetime. It happens every 90 seconds.”
Crosby said organizers are expecting a record turnout.
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