A group of supporters joined the Women’s Resource Center for Take Back the Night in Pioneer Square Saturday evening. Executive Director Colleen Arnold told them Take Back the Night is an event to protest the fears that women have walking the streets at night safely. She says we stand together on this night because we believe, we believe that violence against women is not inevitable, we believe in a safe community for everyone regardless of their age, religion, race, sexual orientation or gender, we believe in the right to a world free of sexual violence, we believe that by standing together we will affect change. She stated we have chosen hope over fear, we are saying that accepting violence against women is not an option and we will not allow it to continue.
Arnold added every woman and girl deserves a life free of violence. The group left Pioneer Square and marched down Main Street, Angel Avenue, Hapnot Street and back to Pioneer Square.