Students from all 3 La Crosse colleges march to raise awareness against domestic violence

Dozens of college and university students came together Wednesday night to send a message against domestic violence.

Students from UW-La Crosse, Viterbo, and Western Technical College took part in a “Take Back the Night” march as a part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The event, organized by student groups from all 3 campuses, had marchers meet at the UWL clock tower and walk to Viterbo for other awareness activities. The group then headed to Western for an open mic for people to speak.

“Gender-based violence is really common among college students, especially sexual assault. We do know that these first 6 weeks that just passed are kind of a danger zone. So we really wanted to bring a voice to survivors and show that there’s support here, and the prevention efforts that are going on,” said March Organizer Cassandra Worner.

Information on domestic violence resources was also made available at the march’s final stop.

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