Take Back the Night IS HERE! Just 2 more sleeps before the big, grand sh’bang! ^_^
Some TBTN-related info.s to get you going:
While our sisters march at Take Back the Night, we invite men – adult men, young men and Trans men – to join us and discuss how we can support their effort to work toward a future with no violence against women. Men must answer an urgent call to action, as we can be allies, partners, role models to other men & engaged bystanders. Let’s talk about how we can be a part of change, with Urgency and with Love.
See the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/515133228541572/
A few weeks ago when I told you about the Justin Timberlake song of the same name, I learnt that there’s an entire charitable foundation in the U.S. that is called Take Back the Night. To avoid confusion, you can learn about their history and what they do on their website. For simplicity’s sake, know that our TBTN event is not associated with the charitable foundation in the U.S., but shares some similar values.
Additionally, it never hurts to take a gander at what wikipedia has to say. We encourage doing so with critical thinking skills handy 😉
The nearby city of Waterloo will be holding its annual TBTN march near the end of the month. Keep this one in mind as a back up if you can’t make it out to the others. Check out their Facebook page for more: https://www.facebook.com/tbtnwaterlooregion
“Y is for your sister … U is for underage, N is for no consent… .”
Sound familiar? If you need a bit of rage to get you pumped up and encouraged for this year’s event, look no further than the gut-churning frosh week chant controversies out of St Mary’s University in Halifax.
In response, Dalhousie University’s Sexual Assault Support Services has put this video together:
If you dig what they have to say, share it with friends and allies. If not, comment to let us know why.
Looking for resources throughout Ontario or outside of the Hamilton Area? Paths of Courage Healing & Retreat Centre offers confidential, non-judgmental support programs for both men and women:
The Sexual Assault Centre for Quinte & District was founded in 1991. It recognizes that sexual violence is primarily directed towards women and children and is anchored in the social, cultural and economic disparities of our society. It seeks to eradicate this imbalance through education, counselling and social change. … It was developed after years of SACQD participants talking about the need for “something more” – beyond the typical one hour counselling session. We learned, through feedback, as well as through informed research, that if we are still sitting in a room engaged in talk therapy, that we are missing out on so many other possible options that may be beneficial to survivors. As helpful, and in many cases, “life saving”, as talk therapy can be, we wanted to offer another alternative to our existing program.
— Compiled by Amelia