Never OK Information Evening - Wednesday 1 November 2017
Join us and our selected, external speakers at our #NeverOk Information Evening on Wednesday, 1 November 2017 at 19:30 in the Forum.
As well as looking at the legacy of this hugely important campaign over the years and across the world, we will be discussing our new focuses and ways in which you can identify and call out sexual harassment in the community. There will be some refreshments provided and the #NeverOK pledge boards which we encourage you all to sign as well as a huge range of important information to take away with you. Find out more on: https://www.facebook.com/events/700364670159767/
Reclaim the night – Thursday30 November 2017
This is the city’s largest gathering against sexual violence on the streets and is designed to promote public awareness about the levels of violence and harassment experienced by women and girls on our streets.
We start with a gathering at St Sidwell Community Centre from 16:00 – 18:00 where people from Exeter and the surrounding areas will join in solidarity against harassment, intimidation and violence on our city streets. There will be placard making workshop, food and refreshments as well as general inspiration to generate an atmosphere of collaboration and community. The march itself starts at 18:30 and ends at 19:30. tself starts at 6.30pm from St Sidwell’s ending around 7.30pm in Bedford Square.
Reclaim the Night Exeter 2017 is happening during the 16 days of action, which are between the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women and girls — 25th November and the 10th December which is Human Rights Day. This reminds us all that violence and harassment is still an ongoing concern for women in Exeter and Devon as well as across the globe and that it is a human right to feel safe on the streets where we live.
We know that many people have never been on a march before and may feel slightly unsure about joining in but we would encourage anyone who cares about women and children to come along. The atmosphere will be light, you will be amongst people who feel the same as you and the march is about visibility rather than confrontation. Marshalls and local police ensure this event is safe for everyone, including children.
Documentary viewings including Channel 4’s “Revenge Porn” – Beginning February 2018
This will be an opportunity to view experiences through the lenses of the victim. It aims to help with both empathy and clarity on what #NeverOk and its focuses are all about.
Q&A with different external organisations – early 2018 (details TBC)
An opportunity for students to ask anonymous questions to panellists about where the line is, how do you know it’s not okay etc. etc. Can send through on a phone.
Pledge signing Opportunities – Throughout the year
There will be numerous opportunities throughout the year to sign the #NeverOK pledge and stand with people and call out sexual harassment. Keep an eye out for our pledge boards!