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Release: April 11, 2002  

Women's Center to co-sponsor 'Take Back the Night' march and rally, discussion

A "Take Back the Night" march and rally will be held on Wednesday, April 24, beginning at 7 p.m. in College Green Park, Iowa City. On Sunday, April 28 at 1 p.m. at the Iowa City Public Library there will be a discussion of men's activism against domestic violence. Both events are part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

"Take Back the Night," first held in Iowa City in the 1970s, was revived three years ago by Iowa Women Initiating Social Change (IWIS), a volunteer group at the Women's Resource and Action Center. This year's event, again organized by IWIS together with women from several other campus and community organizations, will include speakers, music, a march, and opportunities for survivors of sexual violence to address participants.

"Take Back the Night" rallies and marches are held in many communities throughout the United States as an expression of support for survivors and victims of violence, particularly domestic violence. "Take Back the Night" is a community and individual expression of commitment to work for greater safety for everyone. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the rally and march, call the Women's Resource and Action Center at (319) 335-1486.

KSUI/WSUI Spring Fund Drive April 20-26

The University of Iowa's public radio stations, WSUI-AM and KSUI-FM, will hold their second on-air fund drive April 20-26.

The fund drive is being held to raise money for the stations as they continue to feel the impact of state budget cuts and rising costs of operation. Special broadcasts of "Car Talk," "Fresh Air," "A Prairie Home Companion," "St. Paul Sunday" and other popular public radio programs will air throughout the week.

The first fund drive for WSUI/KSUI, held Oct. 13-19, 2001, raised over $200,000 as part of a coordinated campaign among public radio stations across the state and the nation to support public radio. No specific monetary goal has been set for the spring drive.

For more information call (319) 335-5730. Contributors can phone in pledges by calling 1 (800) AIR-IOWA or pledge online at http://ksui.uiowa.edu/ and http://wsui.uiowa.edu/.