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Take Back the Night | Ottawa 2008

August 21, 2008

date: September 25
time: 6:30 pm
starting place: Women’s Monument, Minto Park
presented by: Women's Events Network

It is the 30th anniversary of Take Back The Night in Ottawa. Come celebrate, whether you are three, 33, or 93!

  • Sign language interpretation will be available.
  • The rally will be followed by a march on the streets for which we invite women to bring along their noise makers, whistles, drums, pots, pans, tambourines, your voice, your placard and whatever message you’d like to put out there.
  • There will be an accessible bus at the rally site.

end of march route: University of Ottawa
activity: information fair with interactive displays from local women’s organizations and services/groups, entertainment, refreshments.

Posters advertising the event in numerous languages are available: English, French, Spanish, Farsi, Italian, Serbian, Japanese, and Arabic to date. Want some? Like to volunteer? Need more information?

Just write or call 613-230-6700.


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  • April 1994: the night raid at Kingston’s Prison for Women

    by Sierra Bacquie

    There was supposed to be a new approach to the Correctional Service of Canada’s relationship to female offenders, who were promised responsible choices, respect, dignity, supportive environments, and shared responsibility. But on the night of April 26, eight women experienced humiliation, degradation, raw fear and trauma at the hands of an all-male emergency team. How did this happen? What has changed since?  read more