Join the University of Waterloo on Thursday, September 22, 2016 for Waterloo Region’s annual Take Back the Night (TBTN) march. Part of an international event targeting sexual and domestic violence, TBTN brings survivors and their allies together to walk in solidarity to draw public attention to the struggles women, children, and trans*people continue to face in our society.
This cause is especially important in our community because of its vital connection to our university and college campuses. Preventing sexual violence has increasingly become an on campus priority, with the University of Waterloo going to great lengths to inform students about topics such as consent and equal rights through initiatives like:
the Single & Sexy play performed during Orientation Week;
or educational events like the Faculty of Arts’ Rape Culture teach-a-thon;
and most importantly, our participation in the HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 campaign.
Attending TBTN is one more step in ensuring our school is an inclusive and safe space for students of all genders.
Lead by the Federation of Students’ Women’s Centre, students, staff, faculty and alumni are invited to gather in the SLC Great Hall and depart for Kitchener City Hall at 4:40 p.m. The march and associated activities, hosted by the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region, take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Men are also encouraged to attend the opening rally, line the march route, and join in afterwards. All are also welcome to participate in a poster-making and chant-learning event at the Women’s Centre on September 21 at 6 p.m.
Help us create change in our community. More information can be found at the TBTN registration page.