There are so many ways you can be involved in Hamilton Virtual Take Back the Night this year! It would not be TBTN without having our amazing community come together! Please feel free to participant in as many ways as you’d like. For questions or additional information contact SACHA’s Public Education Coordinator Miranda at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support of SACHA and Take Back the Night!
All submissions due by September 7th
Community Showcase: Open to any community member who would like to perform! We are looking to showcase your talents! Whether it be visual art, music, poetry, a speech or something else entirely we want to give all community members a space to be part of TBTN. All performances should connect in some way to the theme Reimagine, Resist, Rebuild. All performances will be prerecorded by you and sent as a video file. Please send an email to email@example.com detailing what you would like to perform for the community showcase and how it relates to this year’s theme. Submissions due by September 7th. Maximum 15 minute submissions. Honorariums available.
Survivors Stories: Open to all survivors of sexual violence. This is a chance to share a piece of your journey in any way that feels comfortable with you. It can be through song, dance, poetry, a written story, visual art, or another medium of your choice. You can share as much or as little of your story as you’d like and you can be as open or as anonymous as you’d like. For example you can record a video of yourself with your face and name on display or you can submit a piece to be read by a SACHA staff with or without your name. This is your space to say whatever it is you need to say. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your submissions or for more information. Submissions due by September 7th. Maximum 10 minute submissions. Honorariums available.
Photo/Video Submission: We are looking to highlight past TBTN experiences and showcase what would have been seen at the rally and march this year. Send in video clips and pictures for past TBTN’s and quotes about what TBTN means to you! Also submit pictures of the signs you would carry this year, window displays, chalk drawings, your favourite march outfit or feminist pins and patches that speak to this year’s theme of Reimagine, Resist, Rebuild. Even physically apart we stand together in solidarity! Please send photos and videos to email@example.com and include the year when possible. Submissions due by September 7th.
Chant: We cannot chant together in person but still want to stand in solidarity together. Join us be creating a video of your household, workplace, or social bubble performing the chant and dance “A Rapist in Your Path” started in Chile as a response social inequality and gender-based violence. See this link to see how this chant has spread across the globe and how you can create your own submission. Chant either in the original Spanish or in English and submit your video to be included in our virtual TBTN this year by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Submitted videos can be any length but may be edited to fit out time slots. Submissions due by September 7th.
Community Solidarity: In lieu of having tables at our rally that represent different groups and organizations you can submit a short video clip that send messages of solidarity to the community! You can also send us information about your services (ex. Changes made due to the pandemic) that can be included in writing along with your video clip. For more information please contact email@example.com. Maximum 1 – 5 minute submission. In lieu of a table fee we are asking for $50 donations from organizations but none will be turned away. Submissions due by September 7th.
Short-term Contracts Available:
Video Editor: We need an amazing and talented person to help take on the task of putting together our vision for this virtual TBTN. Send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 4th. This is a short-term paid contract.
T‑shirt Design: We are looking for a wonderful local artist to design our t‑shirts for this event! These t‑shirts will be sold to the community leading up to the event and after to help raise funds for SACHA. If you have a design in mind that fits this year’s theme of Reimagine, Resist, Rebuild email email@example.com to describe your idea and with some past examples of your work by September 4th. This is short-term paid contract.