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Take back the night, march towards a future without violence

The protest to end violence against women takes place on May 16
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Around 35 people walked in purple t-shirts to raise awareness and work towards ending all forms of relationship and sexual violence at the annual Take Back the Night March on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Jeff Klassen/SooToday

NEWS RELEASE
SAULT STE. MARIE FIRE SERVICES
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Phoenix Rising Women’s Centre and SSM Fire Services along with community partners invite you to attend the annual Take Back the Night March

This year’s Take Back the Night March begins at Phoenix Rising Women’s Centre, 596 Wellington St. E. at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

The march will proceed from Wellington Street East towards Queen Street heading to the destination of Fire Station #1 (corner of Tancred and Bay Street).  

The event will include drumming, a candlelight ceremony, guest speaker, and light refreshments.

Everyone is welcome.

Take Back the Night March is an international annual event where people of every nation step forward and protest the violence that occurs against women worldwide.

In Sault Ste. Marie ON, we have been marching since the mid 1980’s. The March encourages all people including victims to move forward providing hope and promise for survival. This is an occasion for woman to celebrate their strengths and courage, to channel their energy, commit to continue to work towards change and collectively shatter the silence of violence.

Each year, Take Back the Night event continues to increase in the number of participants as Sault Ste. Marie envisions a future where all persons can live without threat of violence.

The march symbolizes more than the goal of safe streets, but an end to violence – period.

Please join us at: Phoenix Rising Women’s Centre, 596 Wellington St. E.

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