"Take Back the Night" march to promote non-violence towards women-Matthew Lago
Men and women in Fort St. John attempted to "Take Back the Night" and marched to try to bring awareness to the issue of violence towards women.
Starting in Philadelphia in 1975 "Take back the Night" is an international event that hopes to promote safety of women, especially at night where many women find it difficult to walk alone and feel safe. Event organizer Emily Goodman hopes this event will promote a theme of non-violence.
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The event was well attended by both men and women as they walked with candles accompanied by members of the police in hopes of allowing women to feel safe walking at night in the community. Goodman notes that this issue is one that is especially important in Fort St. John.
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Marchers hope that their actions will help bring light to the issue and allow women in the community to feel safe in Fort St. John during night hours and promote a theme of non-violence.