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Take Back The Night

A Blake Upper School Path to Peace is to promote community safety.

Take Back the Night is a nationwide event to raise awareness about sexual assault and sexual violence. This year The Blake School, along with Harvard University; Kent State; University of Notre Dame and St. Mary’s College is proud to be one of Ten Points of Light for community safety around the country. The gatherings focused on violence prevention.

On Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m. a school band played live music in the west courtyard of The Blake Upper School campus to start the night. John Gulla, Headmaster of The Blake School; Anne Graybeal, Director of The Blake Upper School,  and local state representative Marion Greene, addressed attendees. Many students read student written accounts of violence. After listening to the speakers; participants took a raising-awareness walk to the Minneapolis neighborhood Loring Park and back. The evening ended with a candlelight vigil that concluded at approximately 9 p.m. Students and parents in the Blake community and the Minneapolis greater community attended.


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