By Kerry Ryan
Oswego, N.Y. — On Tuesday, October 24th, the Women’s Center at SUNY Oswego held their 35th annual ‘Take Back the Night’ event. The event was originally named ‘Reclaim the Night’. The Women’s Center participates in this worldwide event that’s goal is to raise awareness of sexual violence on campus.
The Deputy to the President at SUNY Oswego Pamela Caraccioli was in attendance that evening. Caraccioli said that it was important to be the best we can and represent this fight against sexual violence.
“We are all human beings. We need to take care of each other. Not just in this college community, but in our community outside of campus; in the communities that you’ll eventually move to,” Caraccioli said.
‘Take Back the Night’ concluded with a march around campus, encouraging participants to carry posters and use their voices to demand the end of sexual violence on campus. The goal of this movement is one that President of the Women’s Center Ryan Rodriguez said he hopes gets people around campus talking and eager to join in.
“The biggest goals of ours is to get people thinking and to get people aware of what’s going on in all of the stigmas around this,” Rodriguez said.
The Women’s Center can be found at The Point in the Marano Campus Center. For information on their upcoming events, visit www.Facebook.com/OzWomensCenter or on Twitter @OzWomenCenter.