SACHA - Sexual Assault Centre
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75 MacNab St. South, 3rd floor
Hamilton Ontario L8P 3C1 Canada
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Celebration of Culture

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Multicultural Senior's Craft Circle

August 4th-26th



Sexual Assault: The Roadshow

August 8th-26th


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?

  1. 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 or dropped off at SACHA – 75 MacNab Street South, Hamilton.
  2. You can submit your own ‘zine! Colour copying is possible but B&W printing is preferred. For more information email:

Submission date: August 24, 2016 at 6pm

Artist bio:

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 or




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.

TBTN centers the experiences of women and gender non-conforming folks. We invite men to cheer the march on from Gore Park.

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.

When: Saturday, November 5th from 11am to 5pm
Where: Hamilton Public Library - Central Library: 55 York Road, Hamilton ON
Accessibility: The space is accessible, including washrooms. Here's some more information about safe(r) spaces at HFZF.



HFZF is FREE to attend.  There will be zines for sale so if you do plan to go home with some new treats it’s a good idea to bring some money.


Book a Table!

Cost! A half table costs ten dollars. Book your table here –

Free tables available. Email 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!


Find out more about zines and zine making here:




December 1st - World AIDS Day.  Hamilton events organized by The AIDS Network.

December 6th - National Day of Rememberance and Action on Violence Against Women.  Hamilton event organized by The Women's Centre of Hamilton.

December 17th - International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers





Black History Month



March 8th - International Women's Day






May - Sexual Violence Prevention Month





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