We Believe Survivors – Peaceful Gathering January 9th

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Hamilton’s Woman Abuse Working Group is organizing a peaceful gathering in response to Bill Cosby’s scheduled performance in Hamilton.

When: Friday, January 9th from 7pm to 8pm
Where: At the corner of Summers Lane and Main Street in front of Hamilton Place.

From WAWG’s Facebook event:

The Woman Abuse Working Group (WAWG) is asking for everyone in our community to come join us for a peaceful gathering outside Hamilton Place before Bill Cosby’s Performance on January 9 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We will meet at the corner of Main & Summers Lane in front of Hamilton Place.

While we question the support of alleged rapists, we are especially concerned about the message this sends to survivors of abuse and violence. We do not want this event to be about Mr. Cosby, we want this gathering to send a strong message to everyone in our community that we believe and stand by survivors. We also want to open a dialogue about violence against women in the entertainment industry. Many other celebrities have also been accused and yet most continue in their roles with little or no repercussions. 

We would like to emphasize that at the gathering we will not tolerate any behaviour that is oppressive. We also ask that you do not heckle those going in. We hope this is an opportunity for everyone in our community to support all victims of violence.

For any other questions or concerns, please visit us at our website (wawg.ca) and contact us via the online form.

you are not alone

SACHA staff, volunteers, and supporters will be there!

We’re hosting a sign making party the day before for folks to gather and get crafty!

When: Thursday, January 8th from 4pm to 6pm
Where: SACHA – 75 MacNab Street South, 3rd Floor

What signs would you like to see a the gathering to show support for survivors in our community?

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