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Events: Take Back the Night 2012 - Toronto

September 13th, 2012     by Julia Horel     Comments

Take Back the Night’s theme this year is “Un-Occupying Our Minds, Healing Ourselves.”

Take Back the Night is a FREE community event where we celebrate survivors of (sexual) violence, protest our right to live lives free of violence and build our diverse communities. TBTN includes a free community dinner, a community fair with resources, a rally with speakers and performers and a march. This year our event will feature the amazing community of PARKDALE.

Saturday September 15th, 2012 Masaryk Cowan Community Recreation Centre 220 Cowan Ave. (south of Queen West, west of Dufferin)

Community Fair 4-6pm Rally 6-8pm March 8-9:30pm

ASL interpretation will be available.

Facebook event: Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape:


Jeff Perera and Tuval Dinner of the White Ribbon Campaign will be running a workshop for male allies during this year’s Take Back the Night 2012 - Parkdale.

Take Back the Block: 2 neighbourhood parties

An open invitation for residents to reclaim our neighbourhoods after the recent increase of reported sexual assaults in Toronto. Come together for an evening of food, entertainment and solidarity to make our streets safer for residents and visitors.

Take Back the Block will take place immediately after the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre’s Take Back the Night march. Meet your neighbours, have a laugh and leave the porch light on.


East end - Pitman Hall Quad, Ryerson University (Music by: Patti Cake) West end - Bellevue Square Park, Kensington Market (Music by: Simon Borer of Entire Cities)


Sponsored by Toronto city councillors Adam Vaughan (Ward 20) and Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 27).

Tags: anti-violence, rape culture

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