On Thursday, September 17, students, staff, and faculty are invited to join together and represent the University of Waterloo in the annual Take Back the Night march. From 6 – 9 p.m., the Kitchener-Waterloo community meets at Kitchener City Hall to march.
Individuals march as a symbol of the basic human right to be where you want, when you want, how you want, and without violence. The march also acts as a gesture to say that women, children, and trans*people of all ages and backgrounds should be able to exercise mobility rights without being escorted by men. Take Back the Night provides an important opportunity for members of our campus community to increase awareness about and call for an end to violence against women, children, and trans*people.
Participants will meet on campus, before collectively heading down to Kitchener’s City Hall. Men are encouraged to attend the opening rally, line the marching route, and join the marchers afterwards. More details can be found on the Take Back the Night (TBTN) event and Facebook page.
UWaterloo’s Federation of Students, The Glow Centre for Sexual Health and Diversity, The Women’s Centre, and Community Relations will be supporting this initiative organized by The Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region.
We hope you will join us.