Reclaim the night

Thursday 21 March 2019, 8:30pm - 11:30pm

The DogHouse Norwich

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We will be making banners for the Reclaim the Night march taking place on the 21st March.

Reclaim the Night is a protest against street harassment, hate crime and sexual, relationship and domestic violence.

The UEA Student Union held their first ever Reclaim the Night event in 2016. Students came out to show that "Norwich is no longer a place where you can be harmed or discriminated against for the
colour of your skin, your faith, gender, sex, nationality or sexual
orientation."

Last year, on International Women’s Day we marched again to say 'no' to harassment, and for gender equality in the wake of #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns.

This year we are marching again on 21st March with the message of intersectionality, and particularly after Brexit, to say that Norwich is for all of us and we all have the right to be free from harassment and discrimination. We recognise that different people are oppressed in different ways and that some people face greater systematic oppressions such as our trans, queer and people of colour siblings. Let’s stand up for love, inclusion and respect in Norwich and smash hate and the heteropatriarchy.

We will be fundraising for Leeway which is a Norfolk domestic abuse charity. https://www.leewaysupport.org/

Leeway | Helping You Break Free from Domestic Abuse www.leewaysupport.org

24 Hour domestic abuse helpline 0300 561 0077. Leeway provide support to adults and young people looking to break free from domestic abuse in Norfolk and Waveney. .

Join us on the 21st March for a night of empowerment, protest, community and fun, we will be meeting at the dog house at
20:30 for a series of speeches and poetry, followed by a march through the city. Further details will be posted soon!

If you are interested in taking part in the speeches and poetry then please send across the text you’ll be using to james.barker@uea.ac.uk by 5pm Wednesday 13th March highlighting any trigger warnings, this is so we can make the event as accessible as we can for people taking part. We will also be producing a zine for the night so please let us know in the email whether you’re happy for your words to be printed.

This event is open to everyone with doors opening at 8.30pm for a prompt 9pm start.