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Women’s History Month at Mount Culminates With Take Back the Night Walk

March 9, 2006 -- Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles (MSMU), the only remaining Catholic women’s college in the Western United States, promotes Women’s History Month in March with a series of projects supporting women and honoring women’s accomplishments.

All events are free and open to the public, and are sponsored by the College’s Student Affairs Women’s Coalition. The Chalon Campus is located at 12001 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, 90049, and the Doheny Campus is located at 10 Chester Place, Los Angeles, 90007.

Following is a schedule of events:

March 13-17: The Clothesline Project on the Chalon and Doheny campuses. Lunch time T-shirt locations will be set up on both campuses where participants decorate and hang a T-shirt on a clothesline as testimony to the problem of violence against women. Sponsored by the Women’s Leadership Program, Experiential Learning, and the Doheny Associated Student Body.

March 15: Both campuses will hold a bread blessing for St. Joseph’s Day from 11:20 to 11:30 a.m. Bread is a symbol of unity and care for the poor. The College celebrates this day to honor the Sisters of St. Joseph (CSJs) and their work for unity, reconciliation, and justice. Sponsored by Campus Ministry.

March 16: The College will celebrate mass in honor of the Sisters of St. Joseph from 4:30 to 5:10 p.m. March 16 in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel at the Doheny Campus.

March 28: The College hosts a Take Back the Night information fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 28 in the Ahmanson driveway on the Doheny Campus. Organizations will provide information regarding abuses against women, including domestic violence, date rape, incest, and human trafficking. Information: 213-477-2668. Sponsored by the Doheny Associated Student Body, Campus Ministry, and Counseling and Psychological Services.

March 28: The College hosts Take Back the Night from 6 to 8 p.m. March 28 at the Doheny Campus. Students, faculty, and staff come together to pray, sing, walk the neighborhood, and share personal stories. Take Back the Night is an effort to make a visual statement against violence against women and girls, and to seek community and personal empowerment. Immediately following the march, refreshments will be served in front of the library. Participants will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings in a “speak-out” forum. Sponsored by the Doheny Associated Student Body, Counseling and Psychological Services, Campus Ministry, Experiential Learning, and the Women’s Leadership Program. Information: 213-477-2668.

Additional programs:

The Doheny Associated Student Body is sponsoring a Women’s History Month Display in the Thomas McCarthy Library on the Doheny Campus at 10 Chester Place throughout March.

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