Take Back The Night

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In light of the sexual assault that took place last week in the downtown core, some citizens have organized a Take Back The Night-style candle light vigil, which will take place this evening at 10pm in the City Hall courtyard (McIntyre & Victoria). There will be free parking in the government lot behind the Balfour apartments, behind the SaskPower building, City Hall parking lot and the west side of 21 block Scarth St.

Take Back the Night gatherings, and those similar in spirit, are community actions made in solidarity with sexual assualt survivors as well as to bring attention to gender-based sexual violence and to reclaim spaces for people of all genders to feel safe in.

For a personal reaction to the recent sexual assault incident, feel free to read this blog post over on Stranger Than Fiction (heads up: trigger warnings).

Author: Amber Goodwyn

Amber Goodwyn is a Montrealer freshly moved to the prairies where she's found a home in journalism at Prairie Dog Magazine. A jack-of-all-trades, she hopes to master some (hell, any) of the following before she expires: writing, music making, filmmaking, DJing, Werewolves.

2 thoughts on “Take Back The Night”

  1. Disturbing that I read CBC Sask every day and did not hear about this assault until this blog post. There was a sexual assault in Central Park about 6 months ago or so, I heard rumours of a sexual assault on Vic near Osler last weekend…CBC has a story about a guy beaten nearly to death in Central Park last night, and then we had like 3 hot and run deaths this spring, under-reported. It would be awesome if Prairie Dog started a hard-core crime beat, because a lot of stuff is happening.

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