A group of supporters joined the Women’s Resource Centre for Take Back the Night in Pioneer Square last evening. The Centre’s Brodie Hooper told them Take Back the Night is an event to protest the fears that women have walking the streets at night safely. She said we stand here together 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. Tonight she said 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.
Hooper 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.