The Sisters in Spirit Action Committee Hamilton invite you to participate in our upcoming community events to honour our 1200 Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women, girls, and trans people across Canada.
Flag Raising at City Hall
Thursday, September 30, 2016 at 12:00pm
71 Main Street West – Hamilton ON
Candlelight Vigil at Honouring the Circle
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 7:00pm
21 Rosendene Avenue – Hamilton ON
All are welcome to both events.
Come and gather to show we are a united front. Each vigil is a beacon of hope and strength! Help us honour restore the memory of our loved ones; our sisters, our daughters, our mothers, our aunties, our grandmothers, and their families.
Have you ever used substances such as alcohol, drugs, or gambling to help you cope?
SACHA and the City of Hamilton’s Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Services is running an open group for survivors who’ve struggled with substance use starting on Monday, October 24th.
Open group means that you don’t have to register to be a part of the group. You choose to come to dates when you are available or the topic speaks to you. We ask that you arrive on time as group begins at 3pm and we don’t allow late arrivals.
The group will meet Mondays from 5:30pm-7:30pm at SACHA – 75 MacNab Street South in Hamilton.
Safety, Grounding and Self-Nuturing
Sexual Violence and Its Impact
Dealing with Feelings
Asking for Help
Sex and Sexuality
If you have questions about the Survivors and Substance Use group or would like more information please call:
Diane Sharpe from SACHA – 905.525.4573 x224
Kianosh Keyvani from Alcohol, Drug, and Gambling Services – 905.546.2424 x3869
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:
Coming from McMaster? Unifor 555's Women's Committee has organized a FREE BUS!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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