Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Take Back the Night 2015: September 24 @6pm

This year, community partners in Guelph-Wellington will be hosting the 28th annual Take Back the Night rally and march, taking place on Thursday September 24th. 

Take Back the Night 2015’s theme will be “Illuminating Our Stories.” We would like to show how sexual violence impacts people in Guelph-Wellington and beyond. The more the community knows, the better able members will be to intervene or support someone who has experienced sexual violence. Hearing others’ thoughts and messages of support can also show survivors that their voices matter and their own experiences are important. 

To accompany this year’s theme, the Take Back the Night Committee will be creating a Wall of Stories. This wall will be made of cardstock story “bricks” and illuminated from within. We are in the process of organizing a workshop before Take Back the Night where all folks are invited to create their own bricks for the wall. We have also created an online form where those who cannot attend the workshop or who wish to share their words and thoughts anonymously are able to do so. 

The full Wall of Stories description can be found at:  https://www.facebook.com/events/884158931657300/

We are also holding a contest to find a design for t-shirts and promotional material that we will be using at Take Back the Night.  We are looking for a stylized feminist slogan that highlights solidarity and action against sexual violence, resilience, equality, empowerment or another related theme of the artist’s choice, and/or an artistic interpretation of the above!
 More information can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1622999844645192/

We are hoping you will share this information on Take Back the Night and current initiatives with your contacts and participate in the event!