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Bear Hide march in Mission raises awareness about violence against women and children

The Bear Hide Campaign March took place along First Avenue in Mission today (Wednesday Feb. 15).  - Kevin Mills Photos
The Bear Hide Campaign March took place along First Avenue in Mission today (Wednesday Feb. 15).
— image credit: Kevin Mills Photos

The Mission Friendship Centre organized a Bear Hide Campaign march on Wednesday (Feb. 15) morning at 11 a.m.

Close to 200 people marched down First Avenue in Mission, singing and drumming in support of the campaign.

The march was led by two people holding a sign that read “I can’t bear to hurt you.”

According to organizers, the march was created to bring “awareness to the issue of violence against women and girls in the hopes of ending it.”

There were several events after the march, including drumming, singing, and speakers from Sto:lo Nation.

The Bear Hide Campaign is a grassroots movement of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men who are standing up against violence towards women and children.

According to the campaign flyer, “this march signifies your commitment to honour, respect and protect the women and children in your life and to work together with other men to end violence.”

 

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