Thursday, August 17, 2017

TAKE BACK THE NIGHT 2017

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you, your friends, and family to join us at the annual Take Back the Night (TBTN) event on Thursday September 28th. The event will be held at Marianne’s Park, Gordon Street, Guelph. Take Back the Night will start at 6:00PM. 

The University of Guelph campus community will have a meet up at 5:15PM on Johnston Green to march together to Marianne's Park for TBTN. 

 


TBTN provides a safer place for survivors to speak-out, share their story and continue their healing journey by participating in a violence prevention event. All are welcomed to stand in solidarity and seek an end to sexual violence.

In order to create a safer community it will take united active steps towards the elimination of gender based violence.

In celebration of G-W Women in Crisis' 40th Anniversary, we wanted to highlight the continual impact of sexual violence in the past, present and future. This recognition is important in the work we do within our agency and community collaborations. At the forefront of community and national legislative progress has been the voice of survivors, to honor their strength we want to commit to the movement, #WE BELIEVE SURVIVORS.

Our theme for this year’s Take Back the Night is “Past, Present, Future: We believe survivors”.



Ways you can help:
  •  Share our Facebook page: Take Back the Night Guelph 2017
  • VOLUNTEER!   
  • Spread the word about TBTN 
  • Request/Post event posters in your businesses, organizations, social spaces
  • Get together a group to participate in the event
  •  Support TBTN's purpose by creating signs and banners with your thoughts and ideas about supporting survivors and ending sexual violence
  • Attend/Promote GRCGED Sign Making: September 26th 12-5pm at UofG, UC courtyard
  • If you are a cyclist, consider stopping by The Bike Centre to decorate your ride and be part of this years Bike Pack: September 28th 2-5pm 620 Gordon Street 
All are welcome. Take back the streets. Take back the night. Make your voice heard!

Community partners are welcome to bring resources and displays relevant to survivors and/or violence prevention initiatives in our community. Please contact Jessica to inform us of your interest.

If you require accessibility supports to participate in this event, are interested in volunteering or would like to sponsor an aspect of this event please contact Jessica.

We look forward to your participation in making this event a great success!

This event is made possible through the hard work and support of many community partners and volunteers. 




Monday, June 20, 2016

Take Back the Night in Guelph 2016 September 22nd @6pm

Mark your calendars! This year's Take Back the Night march and rally will take place Thursday, September 22nd at 6pm at Marianne's Park

Thursday, August 20, 2015

We invite you to participate in our upcoming Wall of Stories workshop!

Contribute to the Wall with a story, thought about sexual violence, message of support to survivors or another submission.

These stories and thoughts will be displayed and illuminated at Marianne's Park on the evening of Take Back the Night - Sept. 24th - in hopes of educating the community and showing our support for survivors.

The workshop will be taking place on Tuesday September 15th from 7-9 pm at the U of G's JT Powell Building, room 207.


Thursday, August 6, 2015

Second question in our series of questions for the Wall of Stories:

What myths would you like to break down about sexual assault and sexual violence?

 

Have your response added to our Wall!



Wednesday, August 5, 2015

We are constantly adding thoughts and messages to the Wall of Stories - voice your opinion and have it added for all to see at Take Back the Night!

We will be asking a series of questions leading up to the event - respond and see your comment added to the Wall (the comment's author's name will not be included on the brick).

Today's question: Why are events that aim to raise awareness of sexual violence so important, and how do they help the community (and beyond)?

 

Take a look at the Wall of Stories event page for ideas and guidelines!
https://www.facebook.com/events/884158931657300/

A variety of beautiful, creative submissions for the Take Back the Night t-shirt contest have been sent to us!

After some difficult decision making, we are happy to announce that we have selected two t-shirt designs, which we are excited to sell to event-goers and community members. This is a perfect opportunity to continue raising awareness to reduce sexual violence, beyond the Take Back the Night evening.





As of today, we are beginning to accept pre-orders! The following form is available at G-W Women in Crisis' 38 Elizabeth St office to fill out. You are also welcome to drop a completed form off or phone in at (519) 836-1110 with your credit card details. We are accepting payments of cash or credit until September 1st! Your shirt will be available for pickup on the evening of Take Back the Night, September 24th, between 5:30 and 7:00 pm.



Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Take Back the Night 2015: September 24 @6pm



This year, community partners in Guelph-Wellington will be hosting the 28th annual Take Back the Night rally and march, taking place on Thursday September 24th. 

Take Back the Night 2015’s theme will be “Illuminating Our Stories.” We would like to show how sexual violence impacts people in Guelph-Wellington and beyond. The more the community knows, the better able members will be to intervene or support someone who has experienced sexual violence. Hearing others’ thoughts and messages of support can also show survivors that their voices matter and their own experiences are important. 

To accompany this year’s theme, the Take Back the Night Committee will be creating a Wall of Stories. This wall will be made of cardstock story “bricks” and illuminated from within. We are in the process of organizing a workshop before Take Back the Night where all folks are invited to create their own bricks for the wall. We have also created an online form where those who cannot attend the workshop or who wish to share their words and thoughts anonymously are able to do so. 


The full Wall of Stories description can be found at:  https://www.facebook.com/events/884158931657300/




We are also holding a contest to find a design for t-shirts and promotional material that we will be using at Take Back the Night.  We are looking for a stylized feminist slogan that highlights solidarity and action against sexual violence, resilience, equality, empowerment or another related theme of the artist’s choice, and/or an artistic interpretation of the above!
 More information can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1622999844645192/

We are hoping you will share this information on Take Back the Night and current initiatives with your contacts and participate in the event!