In 1993, Statistics Canada reported that one in two women will experience physical or sexual violence. In 2006, they reported that young people, especially girls, are at highest risk of sexual assault. But is this inevitable?
Violence begets violence, but we don't have to simply accept it as our future. When people come together with a common violence prevention goal, we can help change the course of history and stop violence against women and youth before it happens.
"Preventing More Histories of Violence" is our chance to help turn the tide of violence against women and youth. Join us at the City of Toronto Archives as we reflect on our past and envision a violence-free future in celebration of the 2013 May Be Me Campaign. Enjoy great food and entertainment and show off your "purple looks". Plus, receive a purple makeover courtesy of Arbonne International and have your picture taken at our professional photo booths.
Date: Wednesday June 12, 6:00-7:30 PM
Featuring: Zanana L. Akande, M.Ed., B.A.
Location: City of Toronto Archives (255 Spadina Road, Toronto, ON)
Cost: $20 per ticket online or at door | $10 student ticket with ID at door
Tickets: purchase online | purchase at door
From the nineties onward we've heard a lot about "zero tolerance" policies to prevent violence in schools. But what are the challenges in that approach and what's really needed to make our schools safer places for all students to learn? This presentation will discuss the introduction of Safe Schools legislation, their implications and more recent amendments.
Zanana L. Akande promotes equitable education and social change. She worked as a teacher, consultant and administrator in the education system as well as a university lecturer. She speaks on effective communication, community development and diversity. Zanana is the recipient of many awards and co-chaired the Safe and Compassionate Schools Committee of the Toronto District School Board.
Date: Tuesday June 4, 2013, 12:00 to 1:00 PM (EST)
Register now: online
How do we create safe cities, neighbourhoods and places to live? And whose responsibility is it to prevent violence? METRAC's Community Safety Audit is a powerful tool to build safer places and a great way for women, youth and all community members to get involved in the process. In this webinar facilitated by Jessica Mustachi, Safety Program Coordinator, you'll learn what the Safety Audit is and how it can be used where you live.
This webinar is a part of the May Be Me Campaign to raise awareness and funds to prevent violence against women and youth. It was launched by METRAC in 2012.
On May 31, express yourself in purple and join the movement to prevent violence. May Be Me is an annual campaign to raise awareness and funds to prevent violence against women and youth. Initiated by METRAC, the campaign supports the organization's prevention work and we hope to grow the campaign so other organizations doing violence prevention also benefit. Register and participate today - it's never too early or too late!