University of Richmond's annual sexual assault awareness program Take Back the Night has been rescheduled to next Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. because of cold weather, according to an email sent on behalf of Kerry Albright Fankhauser, the interim dean of Westhampton College.

"Due to the unreasonably cold weather and wind, we fear that the turnout and participation for TBTN would greatly suffer," said, Beth Curry, the coordinator for sexual misconduct education and advocacy. "So the event will be held next Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30."

The program was originally scheduled to take place tonight, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the forum.

TBTN is an annual program which allows sexual assault victims to share their stories in a public forum. The event has a long history worldwide, existing since the 1960s. The Clothesline project, another project aimed at raising awareness about sexual assault, that was scheduled to coincide with TBTN has not been rescheduled to next week. The Clothesline project is currently set up in the forum.

Contact managing editor Lindsay Schneider at lindsay.schneider@richmond.edu