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May 18th
Surprise Flash Mob Event
Gather at Downtown Location (we will send you the details)
5:30 Flash Mob Action nearby

May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, join us as we rise with survivors to say no more sexual violence in our communities. We’re looking for allies, survivors, dancers, everyone to join us in this celebratory event. You can dance, hold space and share messages of survivorship.

Join the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre / Multicultural Women Against Rape, Grrrl Justice, the Office for Sexual Violence Support and Education to take to the streets.

No previous dance experience necessary!

Fill out this form and we will send you all the details for the May 18th event. 


Pack the Courts!  Mandi Gray Closing Arguements – May 24th 

Come out to support Mandi for closing arguments in the R v. Ururyar trial.

PLEASE WEAR PINK TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Mandi Gray is PhD student at York University. Mandi has been a vocal activist in pushing for changes at York University in how they respond to sexual violence following an assault by a fellow student and colleague.

She is currently bringing forward an Ontario Human Rights Complaint against the university for how they handled her complaint and recently appeared in the CBC Fifth Estate’s School of Secrets, which can be viewed online: http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/episodes/2015-2016/school-of-secrets.

Her writing has been featued in Now Toronto: https://nowtoronto.com/news/the-defence-called-it-collusion-i-call-it-friendship/

Date: Tuesday, May 24th
Location: Old City Hall (courtroom to be determined)
Time: 10:00 am
Hosted by: Silence is Violence – University of Toronto and Ryerson Feminist Collective

 

The Legendary Miss Major come to Toronto!

Miss Major is a veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion and a survivor of Attica State Prison, a former sex worker, an elder, and a community leader and human rights activist. Miss Major’s personal story and activism for transgender civil rights intersects LGBT struggles for justice and equality from the 1960s to today. At the center of her activism is her fierce advocacy for her girls, trans women of color who have survived police brutality and incarceration in men’s jails and prisons.

Miss Major is the former Executive Director of the San Francisco-based Transgender Gender-Variant Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), which advocates for trans women of color in and outside of prison.

Miss Major will be in conversation with award-winning documentary filmmaker Annalise Ophelian in honour of the Toronto Premiere of MAJOR!, the feature documentary about her life and campaigns.

This will be Miss Major’s first speaking appearance in Toronto, and is a historic opportunity to meet and speak with a true mother of the LGBT civil rights movement.

This program will include audience Q&A and a short clip of the film MAJOR! For information about the full screening of MAJOR!, please check out the Inside Out program here:
http://insideout.ca/torontofestival/film/major

Free. Wheelchair accessible. Gender neutral washrooms available

Generously sponsored by The 519, Pride Toronto, The Canadian Federation of Students & the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultiral Women Against Rape

https://www.facebook.com/events/1707395129528537/ 


1st Annual Toronto Run & Roll Against Violence (TRRAV) ~ REGISTER NOW! 

Sunday October 16th, 2016 ~ 9AM ~ HIGH PARK ~ 5KM RUN, WALK, ROLL or STROLL

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Toronto Rape Crisis Centre Multicultural women Against Rape is planning a new fundraiser:

 The 1st Annual TORONTO RUN & ROLL AGAINST VIOLENCE (TRRAV)

In High Park Toronto

SUNDAY OCTOBER 16, 2016 – 9AM

 

WE NEED COMMITTEE MEMBERS to help plan this event! If you are interested in being on the COMMITTEE, please contact at deb via email at

 Committee meeting schedule: (tentative)

Wednesday May 25th -6-8pm ~ Tuesday June 21st – 6-8pm ~ Wednesday July 26th – 6-8pm ~ Tuesday August 23rd 6-8pm ~ Wednesday September 6th – 6-8pm ~ Tuesday September 20th – 6-8pm ~ Wednesday October 5th – 6-8pm ~ Tuesday October 11th – 6-8pm


The System Isn’t Broken, It was Built This Way

by deb singh

“I have done about 15-20 media interviews since February 1st. Not one media outlet has asked me how can we stop sexual assault. Not even once.”

http://shamelessmag.com/blog/entry/the-system-isnt-broken-it-was-built-this-way

 

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Sex workers. Stop violence against all sex workers! Sex work is real, important work.

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We have moved!

After 23 years in our home, and 40 years in the downtown core, the TRCC/MWAR has said goodbye to our old neighborhood. We look forward to continuing our work while building communities and reaching survivors.  We will be celebrating and welcoming you to our new space soon!  Stay tuned for more updates.