Reimagining the Future
Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

Reimagining the Future

REIMAGINING THE FUTURE

This event will feature three people sharing stories of abuse. As always, audience members are not required to share and are welcome to just listen.

If you are interested in sharing your story or want to perform poetry at this event, please connect with us at info[at]reclaimyourvoice.org

Saturday, September 29th, 2017
Doors open at 12:00 pm
Event starts promptly at 1 pm and will run until approximately 4:30 pm
Members Lounge @ North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge Street, North York
Open to all age 18+, free!

If you are under 18 years of age and are interested in attending, please email us at info@reclaimyourvoice.org.

Content Warning: This Reclaim Your Voice event may feature detailed story sharing about various forms of abuse including psychological abuse, sexual abuse, childhood abuse, and intimate partner violence.

There will also be spoken word performances and creative group exercises. Join us as we celebrate our courage, strength and resilience!


Finding the Members Lounge:

BY TTC
Take the Yonge subway line to North York Centre station. The North York Civic Centre is a short walk from there. The signage isn't clear so you may have to ask for directions along the way.

If you know how to get to Mel Lastman Square, head toward the doors on the west side of the skating rink. Once inside those doors there is a small flight of stairs (or an elevator to your right to take you to the lower level). Up those stairs is the Council Chambers. Go around the left side of the Council Chambers to Members Lounge (A).


PARKING
One option is to park in the outdoor parking lot ($12) on Beecroft Rd, south of Park Home Ave, across from Douglas Snow Aquatic Centre. There is street parking there as well (max 4 hours, $1.50/hr) .
After parking, cross the street heading toward the Douglas Snow Aquatic Centre, and walk past the pool until you see doors on the right which say "Douglas Snow Aquatic Centre". Enter those doors and follow the signs to the North York Civic Centre.
Make a left past the glass doors and take the elevator down to the lower level.
Upon exiting the elevator, Members Lounge (A) will be on your immediate right.

Another option is to park underground ($5) at the North York Central Library. This is further away and requires more of a walk. In the underground parking lot, follow the signs to 5100 Yonge Street. Once inside the North York Civic Centre, head over to the Members Lounge, which is on the Lower Level, on the left side of the Council Chambers.

The security desk is on the ground level of the North York Civic Centre and can help you find your way to the Members Lounge if you get lost.
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Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/444227962753025/

Reclaim Your Voice was created in the name of peace and healing for all.
Visit 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/

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Haiku pt II - Poetry Writing Workshop
Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

Haiku pt II - Poetry Writing Workshop

Join us for our second annual Haiku event on Saturday, July 28th, 2018 inside the Members Lounge at the North York Civic Centre. Together will be writing and sharing poems that revolve around abuse and healing, and concluding with a brief group meditation session for peace. The event will start promptly at 1 pm.

Content Warning: This Reclaim Your Voice event may feature detailed story sharing about various forms of abuse including psychological abuse, sexual abuse, childhood abuse, and intimate partner violence.

This event is free and open to people aged 18+. If you are younger and would like to attend, please e-mail us at info@reclaimyourvoice.org

Light refreshments will be available for donations. This is an inclusive and accessible space.

Join us as we use the power of words to celebrate our courage, strength and resilience!

If possible, please RSVP and share this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/660685357617352/

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Finding the Members Lounge:

BY TTC

Take the Yonge subway line to North York Centre station. The North York Civic Centre is a short walk from there. The signage isn't clear so you may have to ask for directions along the way.

If you know how to get to Mel Lastman Square, head toward the doors on the west side of the skating rink. Once inside those doors there is a small flight of stairs (or an elevator to your right to take you to the lower level). Up those stairs is the Council Chambers. Go around the left side of the Council Chambers to Members Lounge (A).

PARKING

One option is to park in the outdoor parking lot ($12) on Beecroft Rd, south of Park Home Ave, across from Douglas Snow Aquatic Centre. There is street parking there as well (max 4 hours, $1.50/hr) .

After parking, cross the street heading toward the Douglas Snow Aquatic Centre, and walk past the pool until you see doors on the right which say "Douglas Snow Aquatic Centre". Enter those doors and follow the signs to the North York Civic Centre.

Make a left past the glass doors and take the elevator down to the lower level.

Upon exiting the elevator, Members Lounge (A) will be on your immediate right.

Another option is to park underground ($5) at the North York Central Library. This is further away and requires more of a walk. In the underground parking lot, follow the signs to 5100 Yonge Street. Once inside the North York Civic Centre, head over to the Members Lounge, which is on the Lower Level, on the left side of the Council Chambers.

The security desk is on the ground level of the North York Civic Centre and can help you find your way to the Members Lounge if you get lost.

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Reclaim Your Voice was created in the name of peace and healing for all.

Visit 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/

 

 

 

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Overcoming Shame & Humiliation
Feb
17
12:00 PM12:00

Overcoming Shame & Humiliation

We are back for our first event of 2018!

OVERCOMING SHAME & HUMILIATION

All updates will be posted on our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/539696449740163/


This event will feature three people sharing stories of abuse. As always, audience members are not required to share and are welcome to just listen.

If you are interested in sharing the story of how you experienced humiliation as an abuse tactic, or want to perform poetry at this event, please connect with us at info[at]reclaimyourvoice.org

Saturday, February 17th, 2017
Doors open at 12:00 pm
Event starts promptly at 1 pm and will run until approximately 4:30 pm
Members Lounge @ North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge Street, North York
Open to all age 18+, free!

If you are under 18 years of age and are interested in attending, please email us at info@reclaimyourvoice.org.

Content Warning: This Reclaim Your Voice event may feature detailed story sharing about various forms of abuse including psychological abuse, sexual abuse, childhood abuse, and intimate partner violence.

There will also be spoken word performances and creative group exercises. Join us as we celebrate our courage, strength and resilience!

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Reclaim Your Voice was created in the name of peace and healing for all.
Visit 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/

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Nov
18
12:00 PM12:00

Our 50th Event and The Last Event of 2017!

Hard to believe we are about to celebrate our 50th event. Thank you to our community for your support and presence on this journey! You have helped us make such a difference in people's lives.

Please join us for a special event which will include a facilitated meditation experience and an afterparty!

This event will feature three people sharing stories of abuse. As always, audience members are not required to share and are welcome to just listen.

*If you are interested in sharing your story or poetry at this event, connect with us at info[at]reclaimyourvoice.org*

Saturday, November 18th, 2017
Doors open at 12:00 pm
Event starts promptly at 12:45 pm and will run until approximately 6:00 pm
Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Drive
Committee Room 1
Open to all age 18+, free!

If you are under 18 years of age and are interested in attending, please email us at info@reclaimyourvoice.org.

Please note that this Reclaim Your Voice event may feature detailed 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.

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Join us in the name of peace and healing for all.
 

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Oct
28
12:00 PM12:00

Emotional Comfort Zones

On Saturday, October 28th, 2017 we will be exploring the emotional reactions that no longer serve us and finding healthy alternatives.

https://www.facebook.com/events/256026314920986/

 

This event will feature three people sharing stories of abuse. As always, audience members are not required to share and are welcome to just listen.

*If you are interested in sharing your story or poetry at this event, connect with us at info[at]reclaimyourvoice.org*

Saturday, October 28th, 2017
Doors open at 12:00 pm
Event starts promptly at 12:45 pm and will run until approximately 5:00 pm
Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Drive
Committee Room 1
Open to all age 18+, free!

If you are under 18 years of age and are interested in attending, please email us at info@reclaimyourvoice.org.

Please note that this Reclaim Your Voice event may feature detailed 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.

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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/

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Sep
30
12:00 PM12:00

My Healing Rights

This event will feature three people sharing stories of various forms of abuse. As always, audience members are not required to share and are welcome to just listen.

*If you are interested in sharing your story or poetry at this event, connect with us at info[at]reclaimyourvoice.org*

Saturday, September 30th, 2017
Doors open at 12:00 pm
Event starts promptly at 12:45 pm and will run until approximately 5:00 pm
Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Drive
Committee Room 1
Open to all age 18+, free!

You can RSVP at our Facebook link for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/166718257225304/
If you are under 18 years of age and are interested in attending, please email us at info@reclaimyourvoice.org.

Please note that this Reclaim Your Voice event may feature detailed survival testimonials about psychological abuse, sexual abuse and domestic violence.
There will also be spoken word performances and creative group exercises. Join us 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.


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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.

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Aug
13
3:00 PM15:00

hai·ku: Healing Poetic Expression at Trinity Bellwoods Park

RECLAIM YOUR VOICE x BROKEN HEALS PRESENT
hai·ku: healing poetic expression for those who have been abused and live to tell about it

Since last month's event was postponed due to weather, we will be hosting this event at a beautiful indoor location!

Sunday, August 13th, 2017
Open Mic 3 pm - 6pm
553 Queen Street West, Toronto
Pay what you can - we just want to see you there!

At 3 pm, we start with writing activities for anyone who wants to share a piece but doesn't know where to start.
If you already have a piece ready and would like to reserve a performance slot, please email brokenheals@gmail.com. ALL poems will be subject to screening for approval. Pieces which include any form of discrimination, shaming, or hate speech will not be approved.

For more information, contact brokenheals@gmail.com

See you then!

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