Remembering Those Who Have Lost Their Lives to Violence
By Trish Snyder
Shatter the Silence. Stop the Violence. No one should fear the night or the day. The sad reality is that one in three women and one in six men worldwide experience some form of sexual violence. Less than 50 percent of victims report these crimes. As part of Women’s History Month, Ser Mujer has organized San Miguel’s first ever Take Back the Night on Monday, March 7, at Casa de la Cultura, Mesones 71. We’ll gather at 5pm for a Security Fair where participants can learn self defense techniques and personal security. We’ll hear from counselors and city officials and listen to brief personal stories of survivors. There will be tables for poster making and everyone is invited to participate in the making of an anti-violence quilt that will be displayed in the Zócalo in Mexico City in May 2017. At 7pm we’ll march together in a peaceful procession in Centro before returning to the Casa de la Cultura where women will be invited to participate in a speak-out and hear the music of Yoremen Jacobi.
Take Back the Night
Security fair and procession
Mon, Mar 7, 5pm
Procession at 7pm
Casa de la Cultura
Free and everyone is invited
Working in conjunction with the Institute of Women, the City of San Miguel, Sanmiguelenses Unidos, and Casa Mandarina, Ser Mujer seeks to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse, and all other forms of sexual violence.
For more information about Ser Mujer and the programs scheduled for March, go to http://sermujersma.com.