On March 24th Councillor Wong-Tam will be speaking at a rally organized by the Centre for Women and Trans People and the Office of Sexual Violence Support and Education at Ryerson.
Join us in solidarity to support the women who bravely testified, the countless others who could not to go to the police, and people who have lived through sexual violence in our communities. Let’s create a space to remind ourselves and others impacted by sexual violence that we believe, support, and love survivors.
This trial highlights a criminal justice system that is in need of deep reform in order to create actual justice and that we live in a culture that spends more time focusing on what a survivor does after they are assaulted rather than why abusers commit violence. The statistics say it all: about 0.5 per cent of sex assaults result in court proceedings, with 0.2 per cent ending in convictions. We want to end survivor shaming and victim blaming myths embedded in systems. Let’s celebrate all the ways we resist and seek justice.
No matter the outcome of the trial, we support people who have lived through violence. This is a family friendly event, everyone is welcomed.
When: Thursday, March 24, 2016
Where: Old City Hall 60 Queen Street West
Rally and march to Toronto Police Headquarters
5:30 p.m. Arrival
6:00 p.m. Rally Begins with performance and speeches
6:30 p.m. March starts - route TBD