#SWTO2014 Sat. July 12 – Speakers announced!

SlutWalk 2014 starts at 3 pm Saturday June 12, Nathan Phillips Square. Event hashtag is #SWTO2014.   Speakers:   Monica Forrester  Recently honored at world pride 2014, for her tireless work in the LGBTTQ2IA community. Monica Forrester is a 2-spirit, black, queer, Trans-femme, radical, sexworker, and activist. She is currently the Coordinator at Maggieʼs Toronto – Sexwork Action Project. Monica rallies for the rights of all sex-workers, marginalized women, and trans* people.   Blu Waters Laureen ( Blu) Waters; Istchii Nikamoon- Earth Song Cree/Métis / Micmac-Wolf...

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March with us July 12! Who are you calling a slut? SlutWalk Toronto 2014

Join us on Saturday, July 12th at 3pm for the 2014 Toronto SlutWalk. Meet us at Nathan Phillip Square at 3pm. From there we’ll be marching north up University Avenue to Queen’s Park, with speeches  from 4-5pm. We’ll announce the list of speakers closer to the date.We do not require participants to reclaim slut or any other slurs that have been used against them, nor do we require any particular dress code. We ask only that you come to support an end to victim-blaming and rape apologia. Regardless of the victim’s ability, age, attire, gender, intoxication, race, or relationship...

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International Day Against Victim-Blaming

Thanks to everyone who participated again this year in International Day Against Victim-Blaming on April 3. Please check back here for more information about upcoming SWTO events and campaigns.

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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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SWTO speech from the 2012 National Sexual Assault Conference in Chicago (#NSAC2012)

    HEATHER: Good morning! To start, we want to say a big thank you to the organizers of the 2012 National Sexual Assault Conference, the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault, for having us here today. We’re honoured to be a part of such an amazing conference and such an incredible gathering of people. A number of the people in this room are people we have read, people we have learned from, and inevitably people that have impacted and influenced our lives, in ways we are aware of and in the contributions you all have made in your work. We’re profoundly moved to have been a...

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