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Take Back the Night promotes equity and education
Londoners will be stepping out for violence against women Sept. 20 in Victoria Park.
According to Sheley Yeo, member of the Women Events Committee, the annual Take Back the Night march will begin from the Victoria Park band shell following a celebration including drumming and chanting beginning at 6:45 p.m..
Guest speakers Lisa Whiddifield of the Public Education Rights Coalition and Tayiba Nasr of Londoners for Afghanistan's Women will be speaking on this year's theme, "Women, Equity and Education."
"The event is to promote awareness of sexual assault and violence against women," Yeo said, adding the walk will progress through downtown London. Although this is a walk for women, men are welcome to be involved in the event.
"Men stand on the sidewalks and support us," she said. Yeo said the walk will end with a celebration at the Rose & Crown on Talbot St., featuring entertainment by the female folk duo, Journey by 2.
Memorial book to be created
for victims of terrorist attacks
In light of last week's terrorist attacks in the United States, a memorial book has been set up in the lobby of London's City Hall at 300 Dufferin Ave.
The book provides a "tangible way for citizens of London to express their grief and support for their American neighbours," explained Maureen Spencer-Golovchenko, executive assistant to London mayor Anne Marie DeCicco.
Spencer-Golovchenko added the book has been a great success since its initial launch last Friday and is gradually getting filled with various comments expressing the "many ways [the attacks] have hit us personally."
London residents are encouraged to add comments and signatures weekdays from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m..
The book will be available until Sept. 28, after which it will be bound and sent to the United States Head of State through the office of Adrienne Clarkson, Canada's Governor-General.
Let's get physical
Campus Recreation continues their search this week for new recruits to join their intramural sports program.
For a low price, individuals and teams can register to play in a variety of sports with the intramural sports division of Western Campus Rec.
Included in the program are the staple team sports and non-traditional games, like curling, frisbee, innertube waterpolo, broomball and underwater hockey.
"It's a great way to meet people," said Terri Youngblut, a program co-ordinator. "University is so much more than classes; it's about enjoying yourself, too," she said.
Co-ordinators are available this week outside the University Community Centre with league schedules. More information and registration forms can also be found on the website.www.uwo.ca/campusrec/.