Ready to share your story? Connect with us about being one of the speakers or poets at this event. info[at]reclaimyourvoice.org*
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
Doors open at 12:00 pm
Event starts promptly at 12:45 pm and will run until 4:30 pm
Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Drive
Committee Room 1
18+, open to all, free!
We are currently looking for survivors who want to share their stories and perform poetry at this event. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This Reclaim Your Voice event will feature raw survival testimonials from three survivors of psychological abuse, sexual abuse and domestic violence. There will also be spoken word performances and creative group exercises. Join as we celebrate the courage, strength and resilience of survivors.
According to Statistics Canada, more than half of Canadian women have experienced at least once incident of sexual or physical violence and only 1 in 10 report it due to humiliation or fear of revictimization. Men are less likely to file a report, for the same reasons and other social stigmas. From these daunting numbers, it is apparent that abuse thrives on silence. By sharing your survival story, you can help save lives.
Join us in the name of peace and healing for all.
Check out our website to view videos and photos from our past events - http://www.reclaimyourvoice.org/
This event is part of the 500 random acts of beauty movement: http://500randomactsofbeauty.tumblr.com/