For the past several years Carleton Place has been host to one of the most well-attended rural Take Back the Night Marches in Canada. Even on the soggiest of nights local residents turn out with their banners and noise-makers in record numbers. All to demand that a womanʼs right to walk our streets safely be upheld.
For over 10 years, Carleton Place has been host to one of the most well-attended rural Take Back the Night Marches in Canada. Even on the soggiest of nights, local residents turn out with their banners and noise-makers in record numbers. All to demand that a woman’s right to walk our streets safely be upheld.
Take Back the Night is about women’s right to be free of violence and to walk without fear.
Take Back The Night is the earliest worldwide movement to stand against sexual violence, especially violence against women. TBTN Events began in the 1960’s in Belgium and England with protests about how women were not able to be safe walking down the street alone. In 1973, in the United States, a group of women at the University of Southern Florida dressed in black sheets holding broomsticks and marched through campus demanding a women’s center.
In 1975, a crowd in Philadelphia held a Take Back The Night Event to protest the murder of a microbiologist walking near her home after work. In the 70’s San Francisco had a number of rallies in protest “snuff” pornography and violence against women.
These early events have grown into hundreds of events on college campuses and in communities of all sizes and locations. The unifying theme of these events is to bring awareness to sexual violence and provide support for victims.
Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 6-8pm
Event location :
Carleton Place, ON
Brianne Luckasavitch at 613-257-3469 – Website: http://lcih.org/take-back-the-night/