Domestic violence expert to speak at Take Back the Night Sept. 28


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – An authority on domestic violence and sexual abuse will deliver the keynote address for “Take Back the Night,” an annual University of Louisville event that raises awareness about violence against women.

    The speaker, Joyce Wilson, is an intake triage specialist at the Domestic Violence Intake Center in Louisville. Wilson has worked since 1971 on legislation including Kentucky’s Rape Shield Law and the Marital Rape Bill. She also created the award-winning child safety program “My Body Belongs to Me” and the video “I’m Not Your Plaything.” Wilson also helped implement the Sexual Assault Response Team in Jefferson County and serves as a domestic violence court advocate and a member of the Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse, Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence.

    Take Back the Night, which is free and open to the public, will be 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 outside of UofL’s Red Barn. The event is offered by UofL’s Prevention, Education and Advocacy on Campus and in the Community (PEACC), which provides support to students, staff and faculty who are affected by dating or domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and harassment.

    In addition to the keynote address by Wilson, the evening’s events will include:

    Brandy Warren
    Brandy Warren is coordinator for marketing and communications in UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing, where she manages special events and promotes UofL’s Division of Student Affairs. She previously worked at daily newspapers in Kentucky and Alabama.