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:
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Coming from McMaster? Unifor 555's Women's Committee has organized a FREE BUS!
Survivors and Substance Use Open Group
October 24-December 12
Are you a woman who is a survivor of sexual violence?
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
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 – http://hfzf.brownpapertickets.com/
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!
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