Work­shop for men at Take Back the Night

The Expositor (Brantford) - - NEWS -

Men are be­ing in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in a spe­cial work­shop that will be part of the an­nual Take Back the Night march on Sept. 21 to raise aware­ness about vi­o­lence against women and chil­dren. The march through down­town Brant­ford is hosted by the Sex­ual As­sault Cen­tre of Brant, which has been in­volved in the event for 26 years. Women, chil­dren, trans­gen­der and “non-bi­nary folks” are in­vited to march start­ing at the Lau­rier court­yard at 73 Ge­orge St. and end­ing there. Men can par­tic­i­pate in a work­shop and dis­cus­sion. The event, which will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., will in­clude speak­ers, live mu­sic and chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties. The sex­ual as­sault cen­tre notes that one in three women and one in six men will ex­pe­ri­ence some form of sex­ual abuse in their life­times. The cen­tre pro­vides ser­vices that pro­mote heal­ing for sur­vivors of sex­ual vi­o­lence and works to cre­ate so­cial change through ad­vo­cacy, ed­u­ca­tion and col­lab­o­ra­tion. It sup­ports sur­vivors of sex­ual vi­o­lence with a 24-hour cri­sis and sup­port line, coun­selling, ad­vo­cacy and com­mu­nity events. The cen­tre of­fers coun­selling for women aged 14 and older and works in all Brant County high schools and through emer­gency ser­vices, hos­pi­tals, court pro­ceed­ings and com­mu­nity events. For more in­for­ma­tion on the cen­tre or the march, call 519-7511164 or email terra@sacbrant.ca.

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