This Friday, the annual Reclaim The Night march will take place in cities around the world. With the Newcastle edition being held in Gregson Park.
Reclaim The Night is an annual global protest against all forms of violence, sexual assault, and harassment against Women*. This event is inclusive of transgender, non binary and gender diverse individuals.
Hundreds of Women across Newcastle and the Hunter Valley are expected to march down Beaumont Street to assert their right to live a life free from all forms of violence; whether it be in the home, at work, school, or on the streets.
This year’s event will feature a number of speeches, live entertainment, street stalls and food vendors – with the event kicking off at 6pm, and the march starting at 6:45pm.
Reclaim The Night Newcastle speaker’s include:
Aunty Sandra Griffin
Priscilla Fisher from End Rape On Campus Australia
Jan Mcdonald, the CEO of Carrie’s Place
Jenny Aitchison MP Member for Maitland and Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Helen Cummings, former Newcastle Woman of the Year and author of Blood Vows.
While men are welcome to attend and show their support for this event, and for the cause of ending all forms of violence against women, they are asked to not participate in the march down Beaumont Street. The march down Beaumont Street is part of a symbolic action of Women Reclaiming the Night, and asserting their right to live free from the fear of violence, sexual assault and harassment.
What: Reclaim The Night Newcastle & Hunter 2017
When: Friday, October 27th (6pm)
Where: Gregson Park, Hamilton (Steel Street Side)