This week on campus: Take Back the Night, Earth Day, and Holi

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Students celebrate Holi annually at Colgate. This year's celebration is Saturday. Photo by Duy Trinh '14

Students celebrate Holi annually at Colgate. This year’s celebration is Sunday, April 19, at 12 p.m. in the Hall of Presidents. Photo by Duy Trinh ’14

Spring is really coming. While you enjoy the vibrancy and sunshine on campus, check out these events!

Join the Take Back the Night March and Speak Out tonight, Monday, at 6:30 p.m. This annual event offers a safe and supportive space for sexual violence survivors to talk about their experiences, and for the public to offer affirmation to survivors’ transition from victim to survivor. The march will begin in front of Frank Dining Hall at 6:30 p.m. The speak out will follow at approximately 8:00 p.m. in the Coop TV room.

On Tuesday at 4:15 p.m., go to Persson Auditorium for the Arts and Humanities Colloquium — A Remembrance: The Armenian Genocide, The Holocaust, and the Rwandan Genocide on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The panel will be composed of experts from religious life on campus and professors from the English, Religion, and Peace and Conflict Studies departments.

Bohemian pop artist Zella Day will perform a concert on Wednesday in the Hall of Presidents. Day is a Los Angeles–based pop artist who has been described by the Guardian as a “happier Lana Del Rey” and whose sultry vocals, hook-based songs, and mesmerizing image have made her the latest indie sensation.

New York Times bestseller and TED speaker Leslie Morgan Steiner will talk at 4:30 p.m. at Persson Auditorium. An author, blogger, and public speaker on violence against women, Steiner is the author of Crazy Love, an autobiographical account of surviving domestic violence in her early 20s.

Save your Friday night for Dancefest at the Memorial Chapel, one of the most attended events on campus. The doors will be open at 5:30 p.m. and the show begins at 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day this Saturday by planting saplings on the top of the old ski hill at 1:00 p.m. Participants can also take tours around the Darwin Thinking Path.

On Sunday, celebrate the Hindu festival of colors, Holi, at 12:00 p.m. in the Hall of Presidents. After learning about the meaning behind the festival, enjoy an Indian meal and play with colored powders and water guns.

To see more events on campus and in the community, check out the Colgate calendar.