March Held in Prince George
The 28th Annual Take Back the Night march was held in Prince George on September 19 to honour the memory of the women who have not survived violence; to celebrate those who have; and to demand an end to all forms of violence against women and children.
Gathering at the Canada Games Plaza, participants were welcomed by Lheidli T’enneh Elder Kenora Stewart followed by an inspiring presentation by Dr. Jacqueline Holler — Leadership Team of the Northern Feminist Institute for Research & Evaluation and Chair of the University of Northern BC Women/Gender Studies Program.
A powerful performance by the Khast’an Drummers, launched the march through the streets of Prince George including a stop at the Courthouse for a moment of silence.
Organizers declared that women should be able to walk down the streets of our city safely — and on our own — and we intend to do just that.
Expressing this sentiment, chants echoed through the streets:
Women Unite — Take Back the Night!
Women United Will Never be Defeated!
Wherever We Go, However We Dress — No Means No and Yes Means Yes!
Many local residents and organizations shared this sentiment and came together to sponsor and organize this successful event.