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Tears 4 Justice walks into town this week on cross-country awareness trek and women march to Take Back the Night this Friday.

Walking for justice

Gladys Radek is walking across the country to raise awareness for the missing and murdered women on the Highway of Tears.

Radek is the aunt of Tamara Chipman, who went missing in 2005 while hitchhiking back to Terrace from Prince Rupert.

Her family and friends went out for several searches, checking out every road and area along Hwy 16 west of Terrace until the snow fell.

Radek and her non-profit organization called Tears 4 Justice, which have been on cross-Canada walks in past years, are on route to Terrace this week. They left Nova Scotia on June 21 this year.

Taking Back the Night

This Friday, women and children are invited to the Take Back the Night march put on by Ksan House Society.

The event, which hasn’t taken place for a couple of years, gives women the opportunity to walk freely down the streets at night, says organizer Shelly Haynes-Marrelli.

A new addition this year is that there are three different locations to start marching from: Skeena Middle School parking lot, the Keith Avenue mini-mall or Chills soda shop at the millennium trail, she said.

People who meet at Skeena or Keith Ave. are asked to walk down to Chills, where the official march will start, she added.

Everyone will march down Hwy 16 to Emerson St. and to the finish location, which is at George Little Park at the library where there will be some activities to participate in, music and more.

“It is women only. We are asking that women with children try to encourage youths to participate and men can support the march by providing the childcare or standing along the sidelines [cheering them on],”said Haynes-Marrelli.

Take Back the Night march takes place at 7 p.m. Sept. 20.

For more details, call Shelly at 635-2373 ext. 25 or Coco at 638-0228.

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