Friday, November 6, 2009
Take Back The Night is an internationally held march and rally intended as a protest and direct action against rape and violence against women. Take Back The Night originated in 1973 in Germany as a response to a series of sexual assaults, rapes, and murders that occurred that year. Today, this protest has expanded world-wide, and is now organized internationally by local communities. As part of the movement, women will walk out without the fear of the night and demand that perpetrators of this violence are held accountable for their actions and that systmes and policies that support violence against women be made to change.
This year's Windsor, Ontario march is occuring TONIGHT (November 6th, 2009) from 8pm until 10pm starting at Dieppe Park.
From the facebook event: "This year we have decided to change the route, and format of the evening. We will begin at Dieppe Park on Riverside Dr, starting with opening remarks from our MC Ashley Degrandis, followed by Bhavin Billimoria from the White Ribbon campaign, who will speak about the reason men do not march with us, followed by our keynote speaker Charlene Senn which will be followed by a luminary memorial for the 500 Missing Aboriginal Women. We plan to venture through much of downtown Windsor, hitting some key spots. With the help from our very own Radical Cheerleaders we will walk down to Riverside, up Ferry, turning on Chatham to Pelisser rallying past the strip clubs. Pelisser will lead us to Wyandotte and to Ouelette. We will walk down Ouelette that will lead us back to Dieppe Park for a closing performance by the Radical Cheerleaders.
We will also be hosting a Bake Goods and Hot Chocolate Sale to raise some money to continue the TBTN events."