Lawrence and Douglas County

Lawrence and Douglas county

March, vigil part of Take Back the Night

September 14, 2009


Take Back the Night, an annual international event that raises awareness about sexual assault and abuse, will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday at South Park, just south of downtown.

The event will include children’s activities, live music, speakers, a march on Massachusetts Street and a candlelight vigil at Watson Park, Sixth and Kentucky streets.

The speakers will begin at 6 p.m. and will include Curt and Christie Brungardt, the parents of Jana Mackey. Mackey was a Kansas University law student from Hays who was killed by an ex-boyfriend in July 2008. The march will begin at 7:30 p.m., and the candlelight vigil will begin at 8 p.m.


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