Join us on Wednesday 3 February for our annual Light the Night event. Come along to our virtual event by clicking here.
Every year for the past three years, De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) has partnered with Mandala, HealthyDMU and DMU Sport for Light the Night, an initiative to light up the country in solidarity with those who experienced sexual abuse.
With banners and signs held up high, people from all over the country cross a bridge at the same time every year, to show their support for victims of sexual violence and speak up for them as one collective voice.
This year, due to the current global pandemic it is not possible to walk together, shoulder to shoulder. Nonetheless, De Montfort University (DMU) and the DSU have been working hard to deliver the best possible alternative.
Join us on Wednesday 3 February for our virtual Light the Night event. We’ll be hosting and sharing a variety of videos, activities and information across the DMU and DSU social media channels:
Benjamin Smith, DSU’s Welfare Executive Officer, encourages students to get involved in the online event as it is a unique opportunity to actively stand in solidarity with survivors of sexual abuse.
“Students should get involved as it is an opportunity for us to come together against sexual violence. It is where you show support and solidarity with victims and try raising awareness about it.
“Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, Light the Night will have to be virtual this year. We will be doing things all day that will build up to a livestream hosted by me and Laura (Academic Executive Officer) at 4pm on the DMU channels.”
On the day, make sure you check DMU and DSU’s social media platforms to know more information, watch some short videos, have a go at a few quizzes and even get a placard template to personalize and share, to show your support.
Don’t stay silent, raise your voice and join DMU and DSU’s Light the Night.
If you are currently experienceing sexual assult or violence, or know someone who is, please get in touch with UAVA:
- Helpline: 0808 80 200 28
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Text support: 07715 994 962 (Text support only, calls will not be answered)
- In an emergency, always dial 999
- Website: www.uava.org.uk