Take Back the Night march in Fort St. John

first_imgMarchers 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. “Take Back the Night” march to promote non-violence towards women-Matthew Lago- Advertisement -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.[asset|aid=3190|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a8bbf7631585f574cee4f91f3d8b51d2-Emily Goodman 1_2_Pub.mp3] 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.[asset|aid=3191|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a8bbf7631585f574cee4f91f3d8b51d2-Emily Goodman 2_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisementlast_img read more