Take Back the Night goes virtual for 2020

Members of the Sexual Assault Survivors' Centre Sarnia Lambton promoting the Take Back the Night rally. September 2020. (Photo from Facebook)

There will be no Take Back the Night rally in downtown Sarnia this year.

The Sexual Assault Survivors Centre has been using the power of social media to raise awareness about the event and the centre.

Public Education Coordinator Trish Vanoosterom said they’ve been posting different videos on Facebook and Instagram all week.

“We posted a video clip which explains what Take Back the Night is and the history of Take Back the Night and from our staff what it means to us,” said Vanoosterom.

A virtual Take Back the Night will highlight different centres across the country this evening.

The event will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Over the years, Take Back the Night events have been used to highlight many issues faced by women, including domestic violence, workplace harassment, and human trafficking.