Take Back the Night is the first worldwide effort to combat sexual and gender-based violence. In the 70’s the issue of violence against women became a topic of public conversation when a number of incidents garnered media attention.
Due to the uncertainties surrounding gatherings and COVID-19, we are not able to plan a TBTN march. This year, we will be doing things a bit differently…
HAPPENING THIS FALL…
Join us this September 2021 (Date TBD) as we Light Up the Night Together by displaying paper luminaries in solidarity wherever you are within the Nipissing District! Participants can get a free luminaria kit (AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER) from Amelia Rising or use their own supplies from home. Decorate your luminaria any way you’d like to express yourself! Luminaria ideas:
- share your declaration, if comfortable and safe to do so
- share #MeToo or #WhyIDidntReport messages
- share a message to Survivors
- share coping skills or self-care ideas
- share a memory of, or message to, someone in your life who has been a victim of violence
- share what Take Back the Night means to you
- share your artistic/ creative skills (paint, draw, colour, cutout shapes, bedazzle, use stickers, add a photo, etc.!)
- share a poem or quote
- share how you are committing to ending sexual and gender-based violence
- share a fact/ statistic on sexual or gender-based violence or something you learned from one of our workshops
- do anything you want to your luminaria, or do nothing at all to it and simply light it up!
We welcome you to post a photo of your luminaria on social media and tag us or use the hashtag #AmeliaRisingTBTN. If you want to share your luminaria with us but do not want it associated with your personal social media, you can email your photo to our Public Educator and we can post it anonymously on our social media, if you wish, or just share it privately with our Team!
The goal is to Take Back The Night by showing support, solidarity and light up the Nipissing District with messages, art, and commitments to ending sexual and gender-based violence.
Contact Person: Kylee Bakowski (she/her), Public Educator firstname.lastname@example.org