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THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF BARRIE
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Proclamation

I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie hereby proclaim
September 16, 2021 as“Take Back the Night” Day
WHEREAS; Take Back the Night is an internationally held march and rally intended as a protest and direct action against rape and other forms of violence against women; and
 
WHEREAS; Since the late 1970s, women have participated in the Take Back the Night march as a way of experiencing – for at least one night – the freedom of women walking together liberated from violence; and
 
WHEREAS; The event gives women the opportunity to walk the streets at night with their sisters and without fear; and it also celebrates women’s diversity, visibility and strength, emphasizing their right to demand a world in which they control their own minds, bodies and selves; and
 
WHEREAS; The City of Barrie continues to advocate for an end to violence against women and supports efforts to ensure women can live free from violence.
 
THEREFORE,  I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie, do hereby proclaim September 16, 2021 as “Take Back the Night” Day.
 


- Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of BARRIE

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