We Heart SACHA Volunteers

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SACHA volunteers donated 10 454 hours last year.

Volunteers warmly listen on our support line, organize events, give important input on committees, and bring their general intersectional feminist awesomeness to SACHA.

We appreciate their skills and gifts SO MUCH!

No jokes, SACHA would not exist without these exquisite humans.

If you know a wonderful SACHA volunteer, please ask them if they’d like a hug or a high five and tell them it’s from us.

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What Has Been Helpful In Your Healing?

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Healing is hard work. The effects of sexual and emotional harm are complicated and make the path of a survivor unclear, nuanced, and volatile. What works for one person might not for another, and even what works for one person at one time, might not work at another. It can be draining to be constantly on the alert for what kind of care you need at each given moment, but with patience and support it does get easier.

Here are a few thoughts passers-through in the SACHA office have about what’s helping them heal right now:

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All the Take Back the Night Info You Ever Wanted!

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Here’s all the info you could ever want about this powerful event.

When: Thursday, October 13th

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.

Some quick links about:

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Free Solidarity TBTN Bike Ride

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Join us on a group SoBi ride in support of SACHA’s  Take Back the Night rally.

Ride Details:
Thursday, October 13th
4:30PM – Meet @ MUSC hub, decorate bikes
5PM -Ride departure
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1703826926606922/

Contact Devon from Hamilton Bike Share @289-788-3491 for further information.

Promo codes will be available at the ride so you can ride a SoBi bike for free. You’re welcome to bring your own personal bike for the ride!

Route: Through Mac, down Emerson, along rail trail all the way to Dundurn. Down Dundurn to new bike lanes on Herkimer, and down MacNab to City Hall. We will bike past other SoBi hubs– and all are welcome to join the ride at any time.

Individuals are welcome to ride back to McMaster together or in smaller groups, but no coordinated return ride will occur.

 

Take Back the Night Details:

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.

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

When: Thursday, October 13th

6:00pm – We Gather
7:00pm – We Rally
7:30pm – We March

Where: Hamilton City Hall – 71 Main Street, Hamilton ON
Who: Women, gender non-conforming folks, and their children are welcome!

Read about why we organize Take Back the Night as a space for women and gender non-conforming folks to speak out against violence here.

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #TBTN2016!

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