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Campus Greeks sponsor Take Back the Night event

April 15, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Sarah Jane Johnson of Campus Outreach Services will present "A Night to Remember," at a Western Michigan University Take Back the Night event Monday, April 21, at 6 p.m. in Room 157 of the Bernhard Center.

Sponsored by Sigma Chi and the WMU Greek community, the program is open to the public free of charge, but is intended especially for students.

In "A Night to Remember" Johnson brings victimization, survival and courage to the stage, recounting her personal story of sexual assault. In the prosecution of her assailant, Johnson discovered a source of empowerment for emerging from the depression, anger and hopelessness that she felt as a victim of rape. She recounts the statistics of sexual assault in the United States, bringing into focus the need for awareness, communication, support and prevention education in American communities and college campuses.

Johnson is a professional actor, writer and teacher living in New York City. She has trained as a performance artist and theatre director. Johnson has presented programs across the country in colleges and secondary schools on a variety of social issues, including sexual assault and substance abuse.

Contact Craig Birch at craig.c.birch@wmich.edu for more about the program at WMU.

Visit www.takebackthenight.org for more about Take Back the Night.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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