Saturday, 21 September 2013

Take Back The Night Calgary 2013

Take Back the Night Calgary is an annual event to raise awareness and protest against violence against women.

Take Back the Night Calgary was be held on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. at Connaught Park (11 St & 14 Ave SW).

The event began with a rally featuring local speakers and performers. Following the rally, a march to symbolize a woman’s right to walk alone safely started down east on 14 Ave SW. The evening concluded with a speakout during which participants shared their experiences with violence against women.

Speakers and performersAt this year’s event the following speakers and performers spoke:
- Joan Crockatt spoke of government programs that have been implemented to protect and defend women's rights
- Joe Campbell talked about men’s role in ending violence and the importance of educating youth about violence and abuse.
- Jane Oxenbury discussed violence in same-sex relationships.
- Josie Nepinak spoke about violence against Aboriginal women.
- Tammi shared a personal story about being in an abusive relationship.
- Bedouin Dance Co. performed a tribal fusion dance.
- Sisters From Another Mother enlivened the crowd with Aboriginal drumming and singing.

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Joan Crockatt

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