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Take a stand against sexual violence at Take Back the Night event



Peterborough ON – (Sept. 8, 2017) – The Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre and Fleming College are encouraging community members to step up, speak out and take a stand against sexual violence at Take Back the Night, a rally and candlelight walk.

The four-county event, which will take place in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton, welcomes survivors of sexual violence and harassment, their supporters and allies to join together in solidarity. The Centre and College welcome participants to join together to build a more healing and inclusive community.

Take Back the Night will take place starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21. This free event includes a rally with speeches, musical performances, and spoken word poetry followed by the ‘Light Your Way’ solidarity walk at 7:30 p.m.

Here are the locations:

  • Peterborough – Fleming College, Sutherland Campus, 599 Brealey Dr.
  • Lindsay – Fleming College, Frost Campus, 200 Albert St. S.
  • Cobourg – Victoria Park, Cobourg
  • Haliburton – Haliburton Highlands Secondary School, 5358 County Road 21, Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0

About Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre
Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to supporting those affected by sexual violence.  At our Centre in Peterborough, we offer individual counselling, group counselling and workshops, peer supports, public education and professional training.  In our three surrounding communities of City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton and Northumberland, we work with local centres to provide responsive healing supports and public education events.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has 6,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 74,000 alumni.











Members of the media, for more information please contact:
Audrey Palmer
Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre

Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
Fleming College
705.749.5530 x 1370