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 email@example.com.
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
Take Line 1 (Yonge-University) to Yorkmills Station
Take the 95 bus to Ellesmere Rd at Borough
Kennedy station: Take Line 3 (Scarborough RT) to Scarborough Town Centre and follow signs for Civic Centre
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.
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.