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Reclaim the Night is coming back for 2010! More information should be available soon.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

One Day Left!

There's just one day to go, now and we hope you're as excited as we are! We're happy to announce the speakers and entertainment for the rally and afterparty!

The rally will have a host of inspiring speakers discussing different aspects of violence against women. There will be speakers from the Centre Against Sexual Assault, Women's Domestic Violence Service and Victorian Women with Disabilities Network, as well as academic Christine Craik (RMIT). AUSLAN representatives will be interpreting at the rally and afterparty performances, and the Wurundjeri Council will be providing a Welcome to Country.

Celebrating women's strength and survival, the afterparty at Trades Hall from 8:30pm will showcase the talent of some of Melbourne's hottest female performers: Ebony, Jan Cooper, Katie Pash, Jemima Jones, Egg and DJ Collective and LadyFingers. Food Not Bombs will be dishing up free vegan treats at Trades Hall.

Finally, for anyone who doesn't have a tshirt and wants one, we'll be selling them before the rally at the State Library.

We hope to see you all there with everyone you know!

Monday, October 12, 2009

How to Help

As we get closer to October the 29th, there's a lot of things to get done - making tshirts, banners and stickers. Putting up posters. Making sure as many people as possible know about the rally. Here's a few ways you can help:

1) Tell everyone you know! There are posters (also in black and white) and fliers available for you to print off and share around.

2) Come help us print tshirts and make badges: Wednesday the 14th in the RMIT Womyn's Room from 4pm.

3) Come help us paint banners: Wednesday the 14th in the Monash Women's Room from 11am.

4) Join the Facebook Group and follow us on Twitter

5) Come along to the organising collective meetings, 5pm on Tuesdays at the RMIT Womyn's Room.

6) Volunteer to help make the food for the Reclaim the Night post-march function, before the event on Thursday the 29th of October (send us an email if you're interested in helping out).

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Thanks to everyone who came along to the trivia night the other week! It was great to see so many fabulous feminists and we've raised a lot of money to fund what should be an amazing Reclaim the Night! We're looking forward to seeing you all again soon.

We know that some of you weren't able to get tshirts in your sizes - we're printing up some more, so we should have plenty for everyone at the rally.

Reclaim the Night is getting closer, and we're still on the lookout for ideas about how to make it as wonderful as possible. If you have suggestions or would like to get involved, come along to our organising meetings at the RMIT Womyn's Room on Tuesdays at 5pm, or send us an email/comment.

Finally, we have a flier advertising the rally and march ready to go. It's available here. Do print it off and hand it out - at uni, at work, at home.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Reclaim the Night Trivia Night Fundraiser

The annual Reclaim the Night Trivia Night Fundraiser is this Thursday, the 17th of September. It's being held at the Queensberry Hotel, at 593 Swanston St, Carlton, from 6:30pm onwards.

Entry is:
$5 concession
$7 full
$10 solidarity

We will also be selling tshirts and bags and accepting donations.

Everyone is welcome - come along, bring your friends, parents, children and colleagues - anyone you can. It's a great chance to spend time around other feminists and to support one of the biggest events on the feminist calendar!