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MCC Student Group to Host "Take Back the Night" event April 11

[Thursday, March 29, 2018]

The Student Peace Action Network (SPAN) at McHenry County College (MCC) will host the 8th annual “Take Back the Night” from 5-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, a domestic violence and sexual violence awareness event. The event will take place in the Luecht Conference Center at the college, 8900 U.S. Hwy. 14 in Crystal Lake.

The event features a resource fair, keynote speakers who are professionals in the field of dealing with sexual assault and concludes with a march outside around campus, ending at a fire pit near the peace pole.

Guest speakers will include Emily Preis, MSW, prevention and education advocate for Turning Point; Jessica Caccavallo, MSW, LSW, prevention education coordinator for the Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault (Northwest CASA); Joan Rebacz, MS RN, clinical nurse specialist in Emergency Services at Centegra Hospital-McHenry; and Katie Gaughan-Palombi, J.D., staff attorney for the Chicago Domestic Violence Legal Clinic.

The event is free and open to the public. The McHenry County Mental Health Board will provide 1.5 free CEU’s for social workers, professional counselors and psychologists.

For more information or inquiries, contact Pat Gaughan at

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