On Wednesday 8 February from 6-7pm, DMU students will gather to show support for victims of sexual violence around the world and demonstrate their commitment to creating a safe and inclusive community.
This will be the sixth year DSU and the Mandala Project have led our Light the Night walk at DMU, which coincides with Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week.
The walk begins at Mill Lane bridge at 6pm, moving to Leicester Town Hall and then returning to the Campus Centre.
Why not make a placard at a DSU-led Wellbeing Wednesday craftivism event, paint your face or bring a torch to this positive and friendly event?
Students will have the opportunity to share their commitment towards promoting respect at the Town Hall steps before walking back to campus for refreshments at the Campus Centre.
All DMU students and staff are welcome to attend. Please wrap up warmly and wear sensible shoes, as this is an outdoor event.
Aashni Sawjani, DSU’s Student Opportunities and Engagement Executive, said: “Light the Night brings DMU students and staff together to stand against sexual abuse and violence, support survivors and promote respect on campus.
“The whole day is special. We hold craftivism sessions in the Campus Centre and, from 6pm, with placards in hand and energy on high we will walk as a collective group from campus, through the city and stop at the Town Hall for a few minutes.
“At past events poems have been shared and survivors, allies and DSU Executives have spoken about these important issues. Coming together as a community to discuss something important has always been at the heart of Light the Night.
“As part of my role, I support a lot of campaigns but I always look forward to Light the Night. It’s an honour to use my voice to bring something so important to the forefront. I am really looking forward to Light the night this year with majority of our student population now back on campus.”
Posted on Monday 6th February 2023