As part of its Violence Prevention Initiative(VPI), the Gender Relations Center at the University of Notre Dame will host “Now is the Time: Festival on the Quad” Wednesday (April 28) from 5 to 8 p.m. on Notre Dame’s South Quad in celebration of the center’s commitment to overcome sexual and gender violence. The event is free and open to the public.
In case of rain, events will take place in the Oak Room of South Dining Hall. Planned events, all of which are free and open to the public, are:
• 5 to 7:30 p.m. — Student bands performing: The Revelin’ Family Band, Ana Livias DaughterSons, and Pat McKillen
• 7:30 to 8 p.m. – Speak-out of original student writing
• Free food and corn hole games
• Donations accepted for the rape crisis center of St. Joseph County
VPI strives to raise awareness about violence in the local community, increase understanding about global violence, promote the healing of survivors of violence, fundraise for local non-profits invested in violence prevention and/or service to survivors of violence, and serve as a flagship for violence prevention programming on Catholic campuses.