Take Back the Night: Action on Gender Violence

Last Friday, the TRUSU Equity Committee participated in Take Back The Night a community march hosted by the Kamloops Sexual Assault and Counseling Centre (KSACC) to raise awareness and take action against sexual and domestic violence.

The event began at 5:30 with a traditional welcome from the Aboriginal community and some opening remarks from local community organizations who spoke about their work combating sexual and domestic violence and what need to do as a society to change the cultural values that allow sexual and domestic violence to happen. The event continued with a march around downtown Kamloops to claim Kamloops as a safe place for everyone to live, work, and study regardless of gender.

“Sexual and domestic violence are very important issues to address so we were glad to participate in Take Back The Night and support Kamloops taking action against these forms of violence,” said Caitlin Orteza, TRUSU LGBTQ Students’ Representative.

The Equity Committee will continue supporting the efforts of the Office of Student and Judicial Affairs on campus and community organizations like KSACC to address sexual and domestic violence.

If you or someone you know is the victim of sexual or domestic violence call 911 for medical or police assistance, or visit TRU’s Sexual Violence Page for more information about support and resources available.

For more information contact:

Caitlin Orteza
LGBTQ Students’ Representative
Dylan Robinson
Equity Coordinator

For more information about the Kamloops Sexual Assault and Counseling Centre visit: ksacc.ca