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UCF Victim Services will host the seventh annual Light Up the Night event on Monday in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The event will honor the lives of domestic violence victims and discuss the impact of intimate partner violence on the community.

It will be held in the Student Union's Pegasus Ballroom starting at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.

A UCF student and alumna survivors of domestic violence will speak at the event, as well as a local judge, deputy and advocate who all work with incidents of intimate partner violence, according to a press release from UCF News and Information.

Attendees will learn about the deadly effects of abuse and memorialize domestic violence victims with ties to UCF.

"Throughout the month of October, students, faculty, staff and members of the community can contribute to the Clothesline Project, a national effort to give survivors of domestic abuse an opportunity to express their emotions by decorating a t-shirt," the release states.

T-shirts can be painted and decorated to speak out against domestic violence from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday during Market Day. The shirts will be hung inside the Student Union throughout October.

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