Take Back the Night (TBTN) is an annual rally and protest against sexual and gender-based violence. TBTN 2016 communities celebrate, support and empower survivors, while creating safer communities and healthier relationships through awareness, activism and advocacy.
Take Back the Night events are geared toward empowering women to confront fears about rape and assault by reclaiming the evening streets en masse. The events call for safety and equality for women in all places, at all times. It is also a chance to publicly celebrate women’s solidarity: the march is women-only to symbolically underline that women will not be passive and accept the violence against them but will instead speak out and take action together for change.
Communities invite male allies to join the gatherings/rallies. Most communities ask male allies not to march but show their support for marchers by support from the side.
Since1975, Take Back the Night has grown into an international movement, joining communities, grass-roots groups, organizations and others together to eradicate sexual violence.
If your community is not listed please check Facebook and twitter hashtag #TBTN2016.
Thursday September 15, 2016
Cornwall, 6 PM at Équipe Psycho-Sociale, 610 McConnell Avenue
Oshawa, 6 PM – 9 PM at 1 McGrigor Street
Barrie, 6 PM – 9 PM at City Hall, 70 Collier Street
Brampton, 6 PM – 8 PM at Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th Street
Brantford, 6:30 PM at Brantford & District Labour Centre, 1100 Clarence Street
St Catharines, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM at Central Library Courtyard, 54 Church Street
London, 5:30 PM – 9 PM at Victoria Park (Richmond and Central)
Owen Sound 6:30 PM – 8 PM, Farmers’ Market, 114 8th St., East
Friday, September 16, 2016
Toronto 6 PM – 9 PM at Ryerson Student Centre 55 Gould Street
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Guelph, 6:00 PM – 9 PM at Marianne’s Park, 176 Gordon Street,
Kenora, 6 PM – 8 PM in UTC-05, at Whitecap Pavilion, Kenora Harbourfront.
Kingston, 6:30 PM at Confederation Basin Marina, 6 Clarence Street, Kingston, ON
Kitchener, 5:30 PM – 9 PM at City Hall, 200 King Street, West
Peterborough, 7 PM – 8:30 PM at Residence Circle, Fleming College, Sutherland Campus, 599 Brealey Drive
Ottawa, 6:15 PM – 9 PM, at Minto Park (Elgin & Gilmour)
Friday, September 23, 2016
Brockville, 5:30 PM – 9 PM at Centennial Park Brockville (Hardy Park)
Thursday September 29, 2016
Halton, 6:30 PM – 9 PM at Geraldo’s at La Salle Park, 50 North Shore Blvd West Burlington
Sudbury, at Sudbury Secondary School
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Hamilton, 6 PM – 8 PM at City Hall, 71 Main Street West