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Jackson Katz, which took place in the Strait region earlier this year as part of Family Violence Prevention Week.”We want to keep up the momentum,” McKenna said, noting the need to keep these types of issues “front and centre.”He added more can be done when it comes to combatting disrespect for women, including how they are portrayed in areas such as the media.”It is a great opportunity for everyone, especially men and boys, to “show it publicly” and not be afraid to display their respect for women and girls.”It is an easy way for a man to set a good example for his son,” McKenna noted in encouraging people to participate in the annual march.The legacy of the local Knights’ march has stretched beyond the Antigonish area. In recent years, similar gatherings have taken place in locations such as New Glasgow and Yarmouth.”The message is starting to get out there,” Gosbee said.He noted it is a perfect fit to have the world’s largest male fraternal association leading the initiative.”We were founded on helping the widowed and orphaned,” Gosbee said.Earlier this month, during their annual state convention in Dartmouth, the Nova Scotia State Council of the Knights of Columbus approved a resolution presented by Antigonish councils penned by Henry van de Wiel “to promote and encourage this event in all Knights of Columbus Councils within their jurisdiction.”Gosbee said the resolution was “unanimously approved” by delegates, noting it will also be presented during the Supreme Convention, which will be held in San Antonio, Texas, in August.Although the Knights are a Catholic organization, he said the issue is not a religious one, noting an excerpt from the resolution: “men from all walks of life, all religions or none at all, to demonstrate their belief that this abuse must end and show publicly that they will take all measures necessary to bring this change to fruition.””It is a societal issue, not a religious one,” Gosbee noted.Although he said it is “not about the numbers, but the message,” Gosbee encouraged as many people as possible to turn out for the march.”I had a 14 year old boy come up to me after I spoke last year and he told me he learned so much about the consequences that can come from his actions.”So, I think that shows we are making a difference with people, and we want to continue to do that,” he added.For the march, participants are asked, if they can, to wear something purple the colour associated with ending violence against women and girls.Gosbee noted the march is for everyone, not just men and boys.”Bring the entire family. It is an important message for everyone,” he said.Proceeds from the barbecue will benefit the Antigonish SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) Program, which “provides highly specialized medical care and forensic evidence collection in a safe, supportive, non judgemental and confidential environment to victims who are 13 years of age or older.”.