Cats Call Back!
Calling all cool cats, fat cats, tom cats, felines, and familiars. We’re hissing at street harassment and sexualized violence and saying no more will we feel unsafe walking, running, rolling, skating, and strolling in our city. No more will we allow a culture which tells us that cat calls are just compliments. That we should be flattered by yelling, stalking and other forms of violence. That we should fear verbal or physical abuse when we do not ‘appropriately’ respond to barking, jeering, and objectifying statements just to be told it is our fault for being out on the street. We’re saying stop it, meow!
We are a glaring of cats glaring back!
Join Avalon Sexual Assault Centre and Hollaback! Halifax for a rolling revolution tour of the city to show your support for victims and survivors of street harassment and sexualized violence and to reclaim spaces of reported street violence. Join us and support by wearing your best pair of whiskers, ears, and tails or just bring your best pair of wheels to roll with us. We encourage decorating bikes, skates, rolling chairs, scooters and any other forms of transportation in turquoise, the colour of sexual violence awareness.
All supporters welcome. All Ages, All Genders.
Wheeled participation is optional; the revolution will roll at a pace that people on foot can keep up with.
Use the social media hashtag #CatsGlareBack to follow the event online.
4pm – Victoria Park: Material making and set up (come join us!)
6pm – Victoria Park: Welcome
615pm – Rolling Tour begins down Spring Garden Road
620pm – FIRST STOP: Spring Garden and Brunswick Street – Spoken word by Deirdre Lee
640pm – SECOND STOP: Sackville and South Park Street – Spoken word by Rebecca Faria
650pm – THIRD STOP: Citadel High School – Spoken word by Des Adams
715pm – END: Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre: Closing speeches by Glen Canning, Jude Ashburn, Sisters in Spirit and Fyre Jean Graveline
730pm – 830pm – Reception (food provided by the Loaded Ladle)