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LAWRENCE, Kan. - Thursday night, about 250 people from Lawrence and surrounding areas are expected to converge on South Park at 12th and Massachusetts Streets. In gathering, they will share a common goal - to Take Back the Night.

Take Back the Night is an international movement that aims to eradicate domestic violence and sexual assault through awareness, education, and activism. The movement began in Philadelphia, PA in October of 1975. Original organizers of the first march came together because they were outraged that a young woman was murdered while walking only blocks from her home.

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Our annual Community Cultural Harmony Week (CCHW) provides the community with the opportunity to stretch boundaries and leave one's usual comfort zones in order to arrive at new levels of understanding on a personal and communal level about the human diversity that surrounds us.Photobucket

Founded 22 years ago by Barbara Baker to targeted general problems and concerns of both U.S. and international citizens, the Week was the direct result of an unfortunate incident that occurred in what was then Bushwacker's Club in Aggieville in June of 1987. Puerto Rican students had rented the club to celebrate the day of San Juan (St. John the Baptist), the patron saint of the island and of its capital city. Bushwacker's employees hung signs that referred to San Juan, using obscene language, and the case was finally taken to the state attorney general's office, with the decision against the club for its actions.

PhotobucketMANHATTAN, Kan. - Kenneth O'Keefe, former U.S. Marine and veteran of the 1991 Gulf War who has become an outspoken activist critic of U.S. military policies in the Middle East, will speak at K-State University's Forum Hall on Tuesday October 5th at 7:00 pm.

Following the 1991 Gulf War, he spoke out about the use of depleted uranium in that war as a "crime against humanity" and that the US military used soldiers as "human guinea pigs" with experimental drugs that were directly linked to Gulf War syndrome.

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