Join us on Saturday, September 29th at 11am as we stand up to rape culture! We are marching RAIN OR SHINE!!!
****Thomas Paine Plaza (Across from Love Park AND City Hall) at 1401 JFK Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19103 - BEWARE, Google Maps will take you to the wrong location. T Paine Plaza is right at Broad and JFK!!!!!!!!!!!!!****
The March to End Rape Culture (#MTERC) is an event raising awareness about rape culture and its effects across society. This annual event is a monumental occasion for Philadelphians to learn about the widespread issues related to rape culture—a culture where sexual violence is accepted as a part of everyday life—and what is being done to end it. It is a supportive and empowering place for survivors of rape and abuse across all backgrounds to speak out and be heard, and a place for survivors and their advocates to connect with a wide variety of local activists and resource groups.
Speakers & Poets:
Chelle Inzerillo (March to End Rape Culture)
Debbie Robinson & Carolyn Morgan
*Dance Performance by Sisters of ME / ME Models & ME Dolls*
Please make and bring your own posters to carry during the march.
This event is a safer space for survivors and inclusive of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages and races. If you are actively engaged in an accountability process and/or if you have been accused of violence, please don't show up to this event. This is not the time to enter this space.
Be advised that posters containing offensive (transphobic, racist, etc.) or especially triggering content will be removed. (This has never been an issue at our event.)
*Therapists will be on site to assist anyone who would benefit from emotional support during the event.
*Speeches will be interpreted in ASL. If you are in need of other accessibility services, please contact email@example.com
Please see a list of our community partners here: http://mterc.org/partners/
Rape culture is a term used to describe a culture in which sexual violence is tolerated and even accepted as a part of everyday life. There are many different aspects of society that contribute to rape culture including victim blaming, rape jokes, transphobia, slut shaming, keeping survivors in silence, racism, the use of bodies as sexual objects, the sexualization of violence, lack of education around consent, intimate partner violence, misogyny, homophobia, sexist media messages, and more. Learn more at http://mterc.org