All the TBTN Info!

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Take Back the Night is SO CLOSE!!!

We know you’re excited! We know you have questions! Here’s all the info that you could ever want to prepare!

Quick info:

What?

Take Back the Night, an annual event organized by SACHA — Sexual Assault Centre (Hamilton & Area) — is a powerful opportunity for survivors and their supporters to actively build connections, assertively reclaim our right to safety, and courageously stand up against violence.

What to Bring?

  • sign with your message about ending violence — There will be a sign making table at the gathering with crafts supplies if you’d like to make a sign at the event.
  • Comfy shoes — The march is an hour long!
  • A water bottle or mug — There’s hot coffee at the snack table during the gathering and a fountain in City Hall.
  • Noise makers — Let’s get loud!
  • A raincoat (perhaps…) — TBTN happens rain or shine!

When?

Thursday, September 28th

6pm – We Gather
7pm – We Rally
7:30pm – We March

Where?

Hamilton City Hall – 71 Main Street, Hamilton ON

Who?

TBTN centers the experiences of women and gender non-conforming folks. We invite men to cheer the march on from Gore Park.

TBTN Male Allies 2017

The March

The march will be leaving City Hall at 7:30pm and following this route:

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I Can’t Walk the Entire March

If you are not able to march the entire route there is a short cut back to City Hall at Summers Lane near the Hamilton Convention Centre.  There will be a TBTN marshal waiting there to walk with folks back to City Hall.

Also, this year we will have an HSR city bus and a DARTS bus following the march for folks who are not able to walk the entire way.

Barry Gray Spec 1

Photo by Bary Gray from the Hamilton Spectator

Guidelines

Please:

  • Walk behind the soundtruck.
  • Be patient – folks with strollers or folks using wheelchairs or walkers may need to move more slowly.
  • Follow the marshals instructions. Marshals are wearing reflective vests.
  • Talk to a marshal if you need assistance.
  • Use the shortcut back to City Hall at Summers Lane or the bus that is following the march if you are not able to walk the entire route.
  • Visit the SACHA table or call SACHA’s 24 Hour Support Line – 905.525.4162 – if you need supportive listening. Take Back the Night can bring up a lot of emotions – joy, anger, sadness, excitement, fear, love.

We will march on the street in one lane of traffic.

March Guidelines 2017

Supportive Listening

Take Back the Night can bring up many emotions – joy, sadness, excitement, fear, love. If you need to talk with someone please visit the SACHA table where there are folks ready to listen or call SACHA’s 24 Hour Support Line – 905.525.4162.

 

 

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