A travelling gallery focused on creating space for survivors of sexual violence to create art will be arriving in Hamilton on August 5th.
SACHA – Hamilton’s Sexual Assault Centre – will be hosting Sexual Assault: The Roadshow for the month of August. The Roadshow gallery – made of a modified shipping container – will travel on a flatbed truck to 15 cities and areas in Ontario over a three-year period.
While in Hamilton The Roadshow will have open hours so community members can experience the art created in previous stops as well as host art making workshops.
Hamilton will be the third stop for The Roadshow which has visited Scadding Court Community Centre in Scarborough and Gano?hkwa?sra’ in Ohsweken.
Come visit Sexual Assault: The Roadshow at Good Shepherd’s courtyard at 25 Ray Street North:
Monday, August 8 2pm-7pm
Tuesday, August 9 2pm-7pm
Wednesday, August 10 2pm-7pm
Thursday, August 11 Workshop at 1pm and 5pm
Friday, August 12 5-8pm
Saturday, August 13 No open hours
Sunday, August 14 11am-1pm
Sexual Assault: The Roadshow is funded by the Ontario Arts Council and is a project by sexual assault activist Jane Doe and renowned artist/activist Lillian Allen. In Hamilton we appreciate the support of Good Shepherd Hamilton.
Free Zine Making Workshops with Heidi Cho
August 11th, 16th and 26th
Calling all survivors of all genders, ages, races and experiences! Join us in creating art against sexual violence!
In a series of FREE community-drop in workshops as part of Sexual Assault: The Roadshow visiting Hamilton, we will be making ‘zines to create new narratives around sexual violence.
Using art, we will be asking questions like:
How does safety look, sound or feel like to you?
What does healing look like for me?
As a survivor, I wish...
Using markers, pens, glue-sticks, magazines, pencil crayons and paper, we will make a collaborative ‘zine! Participants will also have an option to create their own personal ‘zine.
We will be offering two hour workshops on the following days:
August 11th from 1pm to 3pm and another from 5pm to 7pm
August 16th from 1pm to 3pm
What is a ‘zine?
Zines are self-published booklets that feature poetry, collages, comics, writing, drawing...anything really! Zines allow us to challenge mainstream media, by telling our stories how we want them to be told.
No art experience necessary! People of ranging artistic abilities welcome! Snacks and art materials will be available.
Check out this zine that we made collaboratively in seven hours about what consent looks like at last year's Hamilton Feminist Zine Fair:
Please note: These workshops may bring up triggering feelings, emotions or memories. Facilitators will do their best to cultivate a safer space.
Unable to make the workshops but would like to participate?
You can submit to our collaborative ‘zine! Poetry, writing, comics, drawing, collages...any and all are encouraged. Please format your entry to half of an 8.5 by 11” page. All entries can be sent to email@example.com or dropped off at SACHA – 75 MacNab Street South, Hamilton.
You can submit your own ‘zine! Colour copying is possible but B&W printing is preferred. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission date: August 24, 2016 at 6pm
Heidi Cho is a survivor who makes art. She makes comics and zines on themes around mental health, queerness, family and navigating the world as a queer survivor of colour. She is currently working on a new comic on her personal experiences re-defining healthy relationships. You can check our her art at heidicho.tumblr.com or www.instagram.com/heidichomakesart.
Creative Healing Group
Take Back the Night
Thursday, October 13th
Take Back the Night, an annual event organized by SACHA, is a powerful opportunity for survivors and their supporters to actively build connections, assertively reclaim our right to safety, and courageously stand up against violence.
Use your voice! Take a stand against victim blaming and to support survivors of sexual violence. Lets let the entire world know that we believe survivors!
This year’s event will include giant puppets, information tables, drumming, Zumba, sign making, music, some surprises and, of course, a loud and empowered march!
When: Thursday, October 13th, 2016
6:00pm – We Gather
7:00pm – We Rally
7:30pm – We March
Where: Hamilton City Hall – 71 Main Street, Hamilton ON
We will have both an HSR and a DARTS bus following the march for folks who are not able to march.
If you are not able to march the entire route there is a short cut back to City Hall at Summers Lane near the Hamilton Convention Centre. There will be a TBTN marshal waiting there to walk with folks back to City Hall.
Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtags #TBTN2016 and #WeBelieveSurvivors.
For more information or to request ASL interpretation, contact SACHA:
November - Woman Abuse Prevention Month
Saturday, November 5th - Hamilton Feminist Zine Fair
The Hamilton Feminist Zine Fair, organized by SACHA, celebrates and creates spaces for marginalized groups to have discussions about feminism through do-it-yourself publishing.
"We need to build maps describing the many ways we have worked, not just monuments to the past. Lets show each other the truth about how we fought." -- Kim Katrin Milan
We’re aiming to create an accessible event that gives a platform to those often under-represented in zine culture.
HFZF will have people tabling, selling and chatting about their zines, workshops, a calm chill out space and a six hour zine challenge.
Free tables available. Email email@example.com to book a free table OR if you are unable to book online through Brown Paper Tickets.
What’s a Zine?
A zine is a self-published book, magazine, or comic. Anyone can make a zine - using low-cost methods like collage and photocopying - to create a space for their words, ideas, images, and more. Not having to rely on traditional publishing allows for non-mainstream voices to be heard!
A member of the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres
A member of the Women Abuse Working Group
A United Way Member Agency
Supported by the Ministry of the Attorney General Ontario Victim Services Secretariat
and the City of Hamilton