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“Take Back The Night” Scheduled at Barton on Tuesday, October 17

WILSON, N.C. — October 6, 2017 — Wilsonians and members of the surrounding communities are invited to join Barton College’s faculty, staff, and students for “Take Back The Night: One Night, Never Silent, Ending Violence Together,” scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 17. Co-sponsored by Barton College Student Health Services and the Wesley Shelter of Wilson, “Take Back The Night” is an annual program that raises awareness about domestic violence. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is encouraged to attend.

That evening, participants will gather at 6 p.m. at the Aileen and Bill Parish Plaza at Howard Chapel. Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, president of Barton College, and Lynne White, executive director of the Wesley Shelter, will bring welcoming remarks on behalf of each participating organization. Additional participants in the program will include Barton students, a survivor of domestic violence, and Captain Kendra Howell of the Wilson Police Department. The Bartonaires will also perform a musical selection for the participants.

Barton’s Kinsey Bell will ring 12 times as 12 Barton organizations extinguish candles, one for each month, in memory of those lives lost annually as a result of domestic violence. Those groups include: January – Delta Zeta Sorority; February – Student Philanthropy Society; March – International Student Club; April – The Barton S.P.E.C.T.R.U.M; May – Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity; June – Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority; July – Campus Activities Board; August – Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity; September – Hamlin Society; October – Barton Christian Ministries; November – Geek Club; and December – Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.

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.

For additional information, please contact Jennifer High, executive director of student health services, at 252-399-6397 or email: jmhigh@barton.edu.