Take Back the Night
Belleville's annual Take Back the Night is fast approaching and we’re calling all womyn* to join us for this year’s march.
Take Back the Night is a rally and march that happens every year in Belleville and all over the world with a goal to end sexual violence against womyn and the victim blaming that accompanies it. It is based on the premise that womyn should be able to go out at night and feel safe in their community without risk of violence and that the blame for violence shall be placed upon the perpetrators rather than the survivors.
The rally starts at 6pm at Market Square followed by a march through the downtown.
The 2017 Take Back the Night committee wants to use this year’s event to elevate the voices of womyn in our community. During the rally we will be highlighting the stories of womyn with different lived experiences in our community. Everyone is invited to attend the rally.
In the Square we will also be featuring the Red Dress Project which is a visual exhibit representing the missing and murdered indigenous womyn across Canada.
Anyone who would like more information about Take Back the Night or is interested in volunteering is encouraged to contact Ellen Carlisle, at the Sexual Assault Centre for Quinte and District 613-967-6300 ext 204 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Womyn is an alternative spelling of women that has been used historically to get people thinking about the patriarchal structures in our society.
The 2017 Take Back the Night Committee:
Three Oaks Shelter, Red Cedars Shelter, Ontario Native Women’s Association, Slut Walk Belleville, DVSARP, Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Community Legal & Advocacy Centre and the Sexual Assault Centre for Quinte and District.
Market Square, behind City Hall, 169 Front St., Belleville, ON
September 14, 2017, 6:00pm - 9:00pm