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“Take Back The Night” Scheduled for Oct. 6 with Speaker Janine Latus

WILSON, N.C. —October 2, 2022 — Members of the Wilson community are invited to join Barton College’s faculty, staff, and students for “Take Back The Night,” scheduled for Thursday, Oct.6, at 7 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall. The featured speaker for the evening will be Janine Latus, author of the international bestseller “If I Am Missing or Dead: a sister’s story of love, murder and liberation.” Sponsored and hosted by Barton College Student Health Services, “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.

About the speaker —

Latus has spoken around the world on the spectrum of sexual assault and intimate partner violence — to the United States Navy, universities, shelters, Major League Baseball, and corporations. She believes that the idea “what happens in the home stays in the home” is getting people killed. Instead, she advocates for people to talk, to tell their stories, and, thus, to free others to tell their stories.

She did not begin her career as an advocate. Originally a writer for national magazines including “O, the Oprah Magazine,” “Parents,” “Fitness,” “More,” “Family Circle,” and “Woman’s Day,” Latus became an advocate when her family suffered a great tragedy, and she realized it was time to talk. At this upcoming program, she will tell the audience why.

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