Yesterday was one week until Take Back the Night in Hamilton. We had a busy day.
We started off with a ‘Who Is SACHA?’ discussion at McMaster University hosted by OPIRG McMaster. We talked about SACHA services, our history and how we support survivors and work to end violence. We also chatted about the myths and lies we’re taught about feminism and why those myths exist. We ended the discussion by thinking of ways that folks can take action at McMaster to end gender based violence.
We then popped by the office of amazing SACHA supporters at McMaster’s Student Walk Home Attendant Team (SWHAT).
Quickly, we hopped over the Mohawk College where we were interviewed by the MoCast team as well as students in the journalism program about Take Back the Night. Erin from SACHA and Amelia from Mohawk’s Social Inc. got a chance to show off Mohawk’s two ‘Most Women from an Organization’ TBTN awards and to record a TBTN PSA.
We also had our final Take Back the Night committee meeting before the event.
Everyone we ran into yesterday shared why they march at Take Back the Night.