The Womens Resource Center invites everyone to be part of Take Back The Night. The Center’s Laurie Sealy asks you to join them at an event to protest the fear that women have in walking the streets at night. She explains it’s just designed to bring visibility and exposure to the impact of sexual violence in women’s lives. She says statistics show that it is an increasing problem and over 80 percent of sex crime victims are women, adding one in four American women will be sexually assaulted during their life time, that being 25 percent which makes sexual assault the most common and serious crime. Sealy adds on average every six days a woman is killed by her intimate partner. As survivors she says we are demanding lives free from sexual violence, murder, living in poverty and the violence that is directed towards women and children noting this event is for anyone with a chance to come together in unity to take back the night.
The walk begins at 5:15 Monday afternoon at Pioneer Square when they will march down Main Street, Angel Avenue and Hapnot Street back to Pioneer Square.