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Love letters to survivors and allies

Date and time
Date & time

December 3, 2019
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where
Where

Room EV-5.777
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex
1515 St. Catherine W.
Sir George Williams Campus

Cost
Cost

This event is free

Wheelchair accessible
Wheelchair accessible

Yes

Organization
Organization

Concordia Association for Students in English and Taking Back Our Voices

Join the Concordia Association for Students in English (CASE) and Taking Back Our Voices for a drop-in solidarity afternoon to support letters of care for sexual violence survivors and their allies. Come share food, tea and ideas on how to reimagine Concordia.

The Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex (EV) Art Hive will transform into a drop-in to share words of encouragement for survivors and organizers at Concordia and the University of British Columbia, as well as create zines about organizing against sexual violence. Organizers encourage all students and community members to attend.

Much of the writing will be to individuals facing defamation suits for speaking out, but participants can also write to survivors in their own lives. More information on defamation law in Canada will be available at the event.

Never written a solidarity letter before? Reps from CASE and Taking Back Our Voices will have templates available and tips to provide to all participants. You can also contribute to this fundraiser that supports more than 20 individuals currently facing lawsuits.

Crafting materials for decorating your letters will be available. A cool-down space and active listener from the Centre for Gender Advocacy will also be on site.

Accessibility information

The fifth floor of the EV Building is accessible by two elevators from the ground floor; the elevator by the entrance near Mackay St. is closest to the Art Hive. The space contains long wooden tables and benches that will be oriented for an open floor space. There are a number of accessible washrooms on the same floor.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with this event’s organizers if you have any other accessibility questions or requests.

Join in on the conversation using event hashtags #WhyImWriting and #ToSurvivors.

Questions? Get in touch by email.

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