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Take Back the Night Marks 23 Years

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Tonight marks the 23rd year for the "Take Back the Night" march in Fargo. Take Back the Night marches have been taking place across the country every October since 1975.

The goal is to raise awareness and promote prevention for domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as, support for the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center.

Last year, two people died in Fargo as a result of domestic violence and it's estimated that one in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.

Tonight's march kicks off at the north end of Island Park at 6:00 p.m. and will head north on Broadway to 4th Avenue where they'll turn around and head south on Broadway, back to Island Park.

A rally will then take place at the Island Park Gazebo around 7:15 p.m. with a moment of silence for victims of intimate partner violence, followed by a survivor of sexual violence who will share her story of strength, courage, and endurance.

In conjunction with the march, a healthy masculine summit will be held on Tuesday, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and a men's breakfast will take place on Wednesday morning from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. both at the Fargo Hilton Garden Inn.

All events are free and open to the public.

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