Barton College to Host “Take Back The Night” Scheduled for Oct. 24

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WILSON, N.C. —October 16, 2021 — Members of the Wilson community are invited to join Barton College’s faculty, staff, and students for “Take Back The Night,” scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in Wilson Gymnasium.

Sponsored and hosted by Barton College, “Take Back The Night” is an annual program on campus that raises awareness about domestic violence. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is encouraged to attend.

Social distancing and face masks are required inside all buildings on campus.

Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, president of Barton College, and Cherie Lindsay-Chapman, executive director of the Wesley Shelter, will open the program with welcoming remarks. Additional participants in the program will include Barton students speaking on behalf of a survivor of domestic violence, and Officer Monique Strand of the Wilson Police Department.

Barton’s Kinsey Bell will ring and candles will be extinguished, one for each month, in memory of those lives lost annually as a result of domestic violence. Those groups are represented by members of Barton College student organizations.

Participants, who are able, will walk the Barton Mile around the perimeter of the campus with glow sticks in hand to honor those who have been affected by domestic violence. Representatives from various Barton College athletic teams will lead the walk.

For additional information, please contact Allison Hunter, director of campus life, at 252-399-6389 or adhunter@barton.edu or Vicky Morris, vice president for people and support/chief diversity and title ix officer, at 252-399-6330 or vamorris@barton.edu.

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