Tears 4 Justice stop overnight in Barriere

The Tears 4 Justice walkers came through Barriere on Wednesday, August 28

Nine individuals participating in the Tears 4 Justice Walk enjoyed Barriere hospitality on Aug. 28

Nine individuals participating in the Tears 4 Justice Walk enjoyed Barriere hospitality on Aug. 28

The Tears 4 Justice walkers came through Barriere on Wednesday, August  28.

This grass-roots volunteer based group is committed to raising  awareness for the missing and murdered women and children of Canada.

Their ultimate goal is to seek justice, closure, equality and  accountability for all those family members who came forward with  their stories of lost loved ones, and to address the overall issue of  violence against women and children.

They stand in unity with all  family members in their demands for justice and a national public  inquiry or national missing and murdered women and children symposium  to discuss and devise a national action plan to eliminate all forms of  violence towards women and children.

They started walking on June 21, 2013, from Membertou, Sydney, Nova  Scotia, and are walking to Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

The nine  walkers and their support team stayed overnight in tents on the  grounds of St. George’s Catholic Church on Barriere Town Road.

The  community of Barriere held a pot-luck dinner for them on the Wednesday  evening, to help them with costs on their journey across Canada.

From Barriere the walkers will continue on their journey, heading for  Kamloops,  and from there to Cache Creek, 100 Mile House, Williams Lake,  a series of other towns, and plan to finish their walk in Prince Rupert by September  20.

For more information, check out their facebook page, look for “Tears 4  Justice”.