Hugo Schwyzer and SlutWalk

The organizing team of SlutWalk Toronto would like to offer a sincere apology for Hugo Schwyzer occupying a position of authority in the organizing team of SlutWalk Los Angeles in 2011. Hugo Schwyzer has impacted and caused harm to many women, especially women of colour he’s dismissed, degraded and stopped from being recognized, heard and valued (background info here). Women such as Flavia Dzodan (aka @redlightvoices), Sydette Harry (aka @Blackamazon), brownfemipower and many others. We know this harm – that Hugo Schwyzer has now owned – has left and continues to leave wounds....

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On recent statements regarding the Julian Assange sexual assault case

We believe everyone deserves safety and a right to live without violence. We are not experts in    international criminal law or extradition procedures. However, what anti-sexual violence activists know from the years of work that they have done is that victims of sexual violence often do not report, often face consequences when they do, and that systemically the vast majority of perpetrators of violence are never convicted for their crimes. We recently learned of statements made by SlutWalk London (UK) in support of the organization Women Against Raperegarding the ongoing case against...

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Signal Boost: Letter Writing Campaign

Hi everyone, In light of our upcoming march and rally tomorrow afternoon, we’d like to ask you to support us in lending your signatures for a letter-writing campaign sending letters of support to the survivor of a landmark Canadian sexual assault case that the Supreme Court of Canada will be making a decision on come Friday June 1st. The case involves a niqab-wearing (a veil which covers the face with the exception of the eyes) Muslim woman who was ordered by the lower courts to remove her niqab to testify against two family members charged with sexually abusing her as a child....

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Morgan M Page, Michele Chai and mother, daughter Deborah and Jules confirmed as speakers for SWTO 2012!

Our Friday May 25th rally is less than two weeks away. We’re excited to announce Morgan M Page, Michele Chai and mother and daughter Deborah and Jules as more incredible speakers for #SWTO2012 . Morgan M Page Morgan M Page (Odofemi) is a twenty-something writer, performance + video artist, award-winning activist, and Santera currently living in Toronto. She works in the social services, coordinating programs for trans youth, trans adults, and trans sex workers in downtown Toronto. In 2011, she was the recipient of the Youthline’s Outstanding Contribution to Community Empowerment...

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April 3rd, 2012 – International Day Against Victim-Blaming

On April 3rd, 2011 the first SlutWalk event took place in Toronto, Canada. Inspired and influenced by powerful anti-violence efforts that came before us, SlutWalk aimed to fight against victim-blaming as a pervasive experience of sexual violence. It began in Toronto, Canada but quickly messages against victim-blaming spread to cities and communities around the world. We all want to see an end to victim-blaming. In the last year, we have seen amazing international collective action fighting against victim-blaming and fighting for respect and support of all survivors of sexual violence. In...

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