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Reclaim Your Voice - Taking the Stand Pt. 2
Sat, 29 April 2017, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
This event will feature three people sharing their stories of taking perpetrators to court. As always, audience members are not required to share and are welcome to just listen.
*Ready to share your story? Connect with us about being one of the speakers or poets at this event. info[at]reclaimyourvoice.org*
Saturday, April 29th, 2017 Doors open at 12:00 pm Event starts promptly at 12:45 pm and will run until 5:00 pm Scarborough Civic Centre 150 Borough Drive Committee Room 1... open to all age 18+, free!
We are currently looking for people who want to share their stories and perform poetry at this event. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
This Reclaim Your Voice event will feature raw survival testimonials about psychological abuse, sexual abuse and domestic violence. There will also be spoken word performances and creative group exercises. Join as we celebrate our courage, strength and resilience..
DIRECTIONS TO SCARBOROUGH CIVIC CENTRE TTC: Take Line 1 (Yonge-University) to Yorkmills Station Take the 95 bus to Ellesmere Rd at Borough OR Kennedy station: Take Line 3 (Scarborough RT) to Scarborough Town Centre and follow signs for Civic Centre
DRIVING: Exit McCowan Road from the 401 and head south to Ellesmere. Make a right and follow the signs to the Civic Centre (some signs say Municipal Centre). Parking is off of Brian Harrison way. You must buzz the gate to get in and state you are here for an event. Alternatively you can park at Scarborough Town Centre and walk over.
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/