Marta Miranda, director of the Louisville Center for Women and Families, will deliver the keynote address. Before coming to Louisville, she taught social work at Eastern Kentucky University, directed that university’s Women and Gender Studies program and helped found a campus violence prevention program.
Also at the event:
- People will be able to speak out against violence against women and about their experiences
- Participants can join a candlelight vigil and march around Belknap Campus
- Actress Triza Cox, spoken word performance group SHE, and musicians from the School of Music will perform
- President James Ramsey, Lt. Col. Tinagay Riddle of the Kentucky National Guard, human trafficking activist Gabby Maxedon, soccer coach Ken Lolla and Gabriela Alcalde, a policy, public health and community engagement activist, will give remarks
- PEACC will recognize local women community leaders
At 5 p.m., community group MensWork also will lead a march from the Center for Women and Families at 927 S. 2nd St., to the Red Barn.
Admission is free and open to the public. UofL’s Prevention, Education and Advocacy on Campus and in the Community (PEACC) sponsors the event. PEACC provides support to students, staff and faculty who are affected by dating or domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and harassment.
“Take Back the Night” is the final event in UofL’s Week without Violence. Click here to open a PDF list of all of those events.