On Thursday, September 17th, 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.
Why do we march?
We march as a symbol of our basic human right to be where we want, when we want, how we want, alone or with another, without the protection of men, and without violence. The march is a symbolic 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.