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Knox Selected as One of "10 Points of Light"

Knox women's soccer players show their support for people whose lives have been affected by sexual violence

Knox College has been chosen by Take Back the Night Foundation to host one of the 10 Points of Light events taking place across the United States this year to show support for survivors of sexual violence. Knox is participating in a live web event featuring survivors, poetry, and more from 7-8 p.m. Central Time on Thursday, April 30.

“We are asking that the Knox community record a short video with a statement of support for survivors," said Director of Counseling Services Janell McGruder. "We will be posting these throughout the day on social media.”

“We are creating a stream of flyers to post to our Facebook and Instagram accounts. These flyers will be similar to the table fair that we have normally to provide information and resources for specific populations,” added McGruder.

She also said that Counseling Services is encouraging individuals to attend the TBTN Foundation's live web event. In addition, during the live event, the Counseling Services office is hosting Google Meetups called "TBTN Self-Care Check-In” so students can take a self-care break if needed. The Meetups will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

“We will just spend some time talking about self-care tips. This is a space for individuals to drop in if they are needing a break from the virtual event or just want some self-care tips.”

McGruder explained that Counseling Services has been working tirelessly to ensure the event’s continuation during the remote term. “It's been a challenge figuring any of this out,” she said. The hard work has paid off, though, as Knox College has been asked to host the 10 Points of Light again in 2021. 

More information about 10 Points of Light and the Take Back the Night Foundation can be found on the foundation's website, and specific information about Knox’s activities in connection with the Take Back the Night online event can be found in the Counseling Services Smore Newsletter.

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Printed on Wednesday, May 27, 2020