Sat Oct 3 2015, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
March to End Rape Culture 2015
This is an event to call for the end of Rape Culture. There will be speakers and a march. There will be poetry and live music. There will also be tables from local organizations to find out how you can get involved or get help. All survivors and allies welcomed!
Sponsoring Organizations: Pussy Division, Take Back the Night, Feminist Public Works, Project SAFE, PAVE Philly, Factory Girls, Philly NOW, SWOP, WOAR, Therapy Center of Philadelphia, Wooden Shoe Books, Progressive NAACP Temple Division, V.O.I.C.E., Women’s Law Project, Philly Queer Brunch, Drexel SAFE, Women’s Way, Trans* Wellness Project, Lutheran Settlement House, Philly Socialists, Girl Army, Women in Transition, Permanent Wave Philly, Food Not Bombs, Philly Survivor Support Network, Women Against Abuse
Join us on Saturday, October 3rd at 11am as we stand up to rape culture!
Thomas Paine Plaza (Across from Love Park) at 1401 JFK Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19103
The March to End Rape Culture will be a place to help raise awareness in the community about this problem and what we can do about it. It is also a supportive and empowering place for survivors who would like to speak out and find out about local resources. Finally, it is a place for allies to join with survivors and say ENOUGH! We have a great line up of special guests who will speak on the various aspects of rape culture we also have poets and musical guests who will perform. There is also a growing list of local organizations that are in the fight to end rape culture who are joining us to share info and resources with you!
Please make and bring your own posters to carry during the march. We will also do some poster making before we march at this event.
This event is a safe space for survivors and inclusive of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages and races.
Be advised that posters containing offensive (transphobic, racist, etc.) or especially triggering content will be removed. (This has never been an issue.)
*Therapists will be on site to assist anyone who is triggered during the event.
*Speeches will be interpreted in ASL. If you are in need of other accessibility services, please contact email@example.com
-Nelly Fitzpatrick (City of Philadelphia, LGBT Liasion)
-La’Donna Boyens (Positive Women’s Network, Co-Chair)
-Kaila Boulware (Rutgers Women Organized Against Harassment, Feministing.com)
-Zahre Belle (Poet)
-Dr. Timaree Schmit
-Quisha Anthony (V.O.I.C.E.)
-Destine Cubler (Poet)
-Celena Morrison (Trans* Wellness Project)
-Darragh Dandurand (March to End Rape Culture)
-Tara Murtha (Women’s Law Project)
-Amanda Spitfire (Poet)
-Erica Mines (Philadelphia Coalition for Racial Economic And Legal Justice)
Special Performances by:
DJ Magglezzz of Factory Girls:
Women’s Revolutionary Vegime:
A dance movement performance advocating for transformative powers & empowerment!
The Pretty Greens:
Feminist art-garage pop-punk. Julia on bass & vocals, Kool Schmool on guitar and vocals, and Carly on drums and vocals. Everything from girl-group inspiration to shout-y feminist refrain and cat-eye-inspired couture. Heavy fuzz-bass, angular guitar, and bang-on beats.
Moor Mother Goddess:
Low fi/dark rap/chill step/ blk girl blues/witch rap/coffee shop riot gurl songs/southern girl dittys/black ghost songs.
Rape culture is a term used to describe a culture in which sexual violence is accepted as a part of everyday life. There are many different aspects of society that contribute to rape culture including victim blaming, rape jokes, transphobia, slut shaming, keeping survivors in silence, racism, the use of bodies as sexual objects, the sexualization of violence, lack of education around consent, intimate partner violence, homophobia, sexist media messages, the list is never ending.
Thomas Paine Plaza
15th and JFK Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19103