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Take Back The Night

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 7:00 - 9:30 P.M.

In conjunction with TTU's Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the upcoming “Take Back the Night” event, the Student Counseling Center and V-Day Lubbock Coalition are co-hosting a writing workshop: WRITE OUT to SPEAK OUT.

Date: Monday, April 15, 2013, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Place: Soapsuds Room, Student Union Building, 2nd Floor
Who Can Attend: Survivors, Supporters, Students, Professors, and everyone in between!

To begin the workshop, participants will review various types of writing styles and forms aimed at expressing ideas, feelings, opinions, and personal stories. Participants will cover writing forms such as internal monologues, reclamations, and metaphorical pieces, as well as rants, raves and declarations.
There are no limits to what kind of writing can and will be done in this workshop!

Further, participants will discuss expressive writing techniques to organize, record, and share personal reflections. There will be writing prompts to help participants get started on their “write-out” as well as a group discussion. Participants will write in a safe, supportive circle that allows them to express themselves fully. Sharing ideas and stories and listening to others with empathetic, focused attention will serve to validate participants' experiences. Writing in this way will afford fresh perspectives and allow participants to recognize and celebrate strengths and abilities to meet new challenges.

Following the workshop participants are invited to individually write in preparation for the Take Back the Night Rally. Writing can be about any topic; for example, participants could write about rape culture, media coverage of sexual assault, personal experiences, etc. Participants are then invited to attend the Take Back the Night Rally on April 15th at 7:00pm where they have the option of sharing their write-out with the crowd!

For more information, please contact us atvdaylubbock@gmail.com ,ty.stafford@ttu.edu , or visit us at www.facebook.com/vdaylubbock

Student Counseling Center