Take Back the Night - Sisters in Spirit


October 22, 2013

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Women continue to be the victims of violence in our community

Take Back the Night provides an opportunity for supporters to break the silence of abuse/victimization and brings people together to stand in unity against violence in our communities.   

Take Back the Night rallies people around the world to gather and march for women’s right to move freely in their communities, day or night, without being harassed or sexually assaulted. 

Partnering with Sisters in Spirit, the event also allows us to come together to honour the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. We will remember the lives of sisters, daughters, mothers and grandmothers tragically taken from us.  

Joachim Ostertag will speak briefly on his experience cycling the Highway of Tears this summer.  Highway of  Tears is the section of Highway 16 between Prince George and Prince Rupert, British Columbia.  There have been a series of unsolved murders and disappearances of young women along the 800 km route from 1969 until 2011. Official sources list the number of victims at 18, but aboriginal leaders estimate the number could be as high as 43. 

The event will also feature drumming and singing and other women’s voices. 

The event will conclude at the Métis Center with the Faceless Dolls and Prayer Flag displays, along with refreshments.


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Take Back the Night - Sisters in Spirit

Thursday, October 24

6:30 p.m.

Queens Park Bandstand, Owen Sound

7:45 coffee & refreshments @ Metis Centre

(United Way Bldg.)

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