NU Partners With YWCA Of The Niagara Frontier To ‘Take Back The Night’
Hundreds of students attended an event held by Niagara University April 7 in conjunction with the Take Back the Night national movement, which aims to end sexual, relationship, and domestic violence in all forms.
Co-sponsored by the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier, the event took place on the Gallagher Center’s upper level, where students and faculty members were able to patronize resource tables set up by university departments and clubs, and local community agencies that work to end domestic violence.
Attendees were treated to remarks, a prayer, and blessing, as well as a performance by the Brazen-Faced Varlets theatrical group and a student-organized march around campus. The evening concluded with a candle light vigil, coordinated by NU’s Office of Campus Ministry.
“The Catholic and Vincentian mission of Niagara University calls on us to be the light for those who need our help, and this is another way we are able to do that,” said the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University. “We are committed to fostering an educational environment that focuses on the dignity of all people in our community. I’m very grateful to the students, faculty, staff, and administrators who have invested themselves in this cause to affect change.”