Up to July 20, Scadding Court Community Centre’s Market 707 (707 Dundas Street West in Toronto, at the corner of Bathurst and Dundas) is hosting the Safety Information System (SIS) Poster Art Gallery Exhibit. It features over 100 unique and sassy warning messages created by community members to counter and disrupt sexual violence.
The gallery is part of the SIS Project, designed as a “city-building” initiative funded by the City of Toronto. Sexual assault activist Jane Doe worked across the city, facilitating art groups to help them build anti-violence posters that reflect their diversity, passion and drive to stop sexual violence. Results are spectacular.
On July 14, we also led a media announcement at the SIS gallery for the coming SIS notification element of this project. SIS notifications will be a way for Torontonians to get information about sexual violence – right to their phones and email accounts as well as through social media. The system will launch in fall 2015, but we’re looking for “early adopters” to sign up and help us test the system when it’s ready.
Here are some news stories that came out of this great event:
Please come and check out the SIS gallery, available until July 20 at Scadding Court Community Centre!