When: Thursday, Sept. 22
Where: Barrie, Orillia, Owen Sound, and Orangeville campuses.
*Midland, Muskoka, and South Georgian Bay will have alternative activities for students to participate in on this date.
We invite all students to join us for our Take Back the Night event! This is an important time to stand with survivors of all gender identities from all backgrounds in our community against sexual violence.
What is Take Back the Night?
In the 1970s, women started speaking up about the lack of resources and safety for women in their communities. Over the decades, various examples of violence against women became a catalyst for advocates to step up and demand more supports and resources for women’s safety. This led to the “Take Back the Night” march which expanded into women reclaiming the night and feeling safe among allies. At the present, Take Back the Night recognizes that people of all genders can experience sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence, and we march in support for all survivors.
If you would like to learn more about the history of Take Back the Night, we encourage you to check out the Take Back the Night Foundation website.
How can you participate?
Join the Take Back the Night march as a survivor or ally or participate in campus activities on Sept. 22.
- 3:30 Sign-making, letters to survivors, community resource booths (GCSA lounge, C building)
- 4:00 Opening remarks
- 4:25 Begin the march
- 5:15 Drinks and snacks in GCSA lounge
Starting at 5 p.m., meet at the picnic area across from the main entrance.
- Prayer and smudge
- Guest speakers
- Refreshments and raffle
- 3:30 Welcome and opening remarks
- 3:45 Guest speakers
- 4:30 Games, bake sale, clothing drive, food
- 5:30 March begins
- 1:00 Sign-making, letters to survivors, campus and community resource booths in the cafeteria
- 1:30 Opening remarks and guest speakers
- 2:00 Begin the march
- 2:30 Refreshments in the cafeteria