TRURO, N.S. —
Published: Oct 04
Voices will ring through the darkness when the Take Back the Night walk is held.
The event, which is part of an effort to end sexual violence, is being held at Riverfront Park at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9.
Indigenous dancers will open the event and Vida Woodworth will be the guest speaker. Woodworth will talk about the roles she played to bring awareness to sexual violence and to make homes and communities safer.
People are also invited to join in a walk from the park, through the downtown area, and back to the park.
“Make a sign or bring a sign from another year, and come and show support,” said Tracey Dorrington-Skinner, Executive Director of The Lotus Centre, the agency organizing the event. “Come and understand the need for safe spaces.”
A group of women speaking out about human trafficking and sexual abuse hope others will join them at a public meeting in Truro on May 22. The women are, from left, Jeanne Sarson, of Persons Against Non-State Torture; Kendra MacKinnon, executive director at the Colchester Sexual Assault Centre; Tracey Dorrington-Skinner, executive director of The Lotus Centre; Margaret Mauger, trauma counsellor at the Colchester Sexual Assault Centre; and Linda MacDonald, of Persons Against Non-State Torture. – Lynn Curwin
International Women’s Day marked with speeches and music in Truro
Did you catch us in the PRIDE PARADE?
Tracey Dorrington-Skinner, Executive Director
Large crowd takes to the streets in Truro for equality and women’s rights
“Led by loud, empowering music and outfitted with brightly coloured signs with slogans such as ‘Respect us’ and ‘Every body rocks’, the crowd took to the streets for a police-escorted march around the downtown area.”
Tracey Dorrington-Skinner, Executive Director of CNWRC led the crowd in paying respects to the strong women who fell before them during the 2018 Women’s March on Saturday.