Take Back the Night March is an international annual event where people from 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 by providing hope and promise for survival. This is an occasion for women to celebrate their strengths and courage, to channel their energy, to commit to continuing their work towards change and collectively shatter the silence of violence.
Each year, the 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.
This year’s Take Back the Night March begins at Phoenix Rising Women’s Centre, 596 Wellington Street East, at 6:30 pm on Thursday May 17th, 2018.
The march will proceed from Wellington Street to Queen Street, then west to the Summit Church (corner Bruce & Queen Street).
Event will include two guest speakers, drumming songs, a candlelight ceremony followed by light refreshments.