The Women’s Resource Center invites everyone to be part of Take Back the Night. Executive Director Colleen Arnold asks you to join them Wednesday to say enough to all forms of violence against women and girls. She says it’s an annual event that began and remains a form of protest against the violence women experience while walking in public a night. She says the purpose is to raise community awareness of this violence in order to prevent it from happening. Arnold says it has grown to not only include violence women face at night but rather the fear of violence in general. She says they chose November 25th as it is the International Day Against Violence Against Women and the first day of the international campaign 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.
Arnold adds they also take this time to honor and remember our own young women who lost their lives to violence, Raylene Grant and Natasha Moar. The walk begins at 5:15 Wednesday evening at Pioneer Square and will go up Main Street to Angel Avenue and down Hapnot Street back to Pioneer Square.