As a committee, we have worked hard to be inclusive and representative or York Region, from our committee members to our event speakers and performers. We are always working towards building an anti-racist and anti-oppressive space and event. We unequivocally welcome feedback and critique on our approaches and when we’ve missed the mark.
As Take Back the Night rallies and protests against the prevalence of gender-based and sexual violence, we want to make it clear this also includes violence against sex workers. We stand in solidarity with sex workers, day and night.
In line with our efforts towards a safer space, there will be no police presence at Take Back the Night. We will have volunteer marshals along our route and for road-crossings during the march. We also have volunteers and committee members available for conflict resolution or de-escaltion when necessary, though this is not usually an issue at TBTN-YR. Other volunteers and committee members will also be available for emotional support.