Community members gathered in Kenora to take back the night. Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator for the Kenora Sexual Assault Centre, and last night's keynote speaker, Donna Hendrickson talked about the event.
"Take Back the Night has been a global initiative that has been happening around the world since the seventies. It was born to acknowledge the violence that women face when walking in public after dark, but over the years it has grown to encompass all forms of violence against all persons," she said.
The theme for this year's gathering was "Women are not commodities".
Hendrickson said the walk has a history in Kenora.
"Kenora has been doing this event since 1993. This is our 26th anniversary,"
Over 60 people attended the walk, which took participants from the Whitecap Pavilion through the streets of Kenora and ended at the Ontario Native Women's Association.
Participants also collaborated on a community art mural to represent each individual's symbolic representation of what it feels like to live in a violence free community.