Reclaim the Night 2015
18 Feb 2015
Come to the Reclaim the Night March (7pm) and After Party (8pm-2am) on Thursday, 26 February
Reclaim the Night March (7pm)
On Thursday, 26 February, the Reclaim the Night March will raise a collective voice against street harassment, violence against women, rape culture and victim blaming.
Starting from Owens Park, Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield, a neon parade will head down Wilmslow Road (which will be closed on the north side) towards the University of Manchester Students’ Union. The march will be led by a women’s-only block, open to all self-defining women, and followed by a mixed march open to all genders. It will end in a rally at the back of the Students’ Union building before the After Party.
Reclaim the Night After Party (8pm-2am)
The evening continues with a festival of the finest women speakers, performers and DJs at the Students’ Union Club Academy, University of Mancheser Students' Union.
This year will be bigger, brighter and louder than ever. Bring your glow sticks, bring your friends and bring your voices. Light up the city, fill it with noise.
- Alexis Wright (from Njenni Enterprise, raising awareness of FGM, forced and early marriage)
- Ellie Muffitt (Journalist and ex-student who was sexually assaulted in University accommodation)
- Liz Cameron (Trade Union and liberation activist)
- Jess Lishak (Women's Officer at University of Manchester Students' Union)
- Claire Mooney (singer songwriter)
- Stirred Poetry Feminist Collective
- She Choir
- Ellis Hall (poet)
- Sian Bennett
There are four different styles of glow-in-the-dark T-shirts for this year’s Reclaim the Night which are available for £12 each at the Students’ Union shop. All profits will go to local charities and services working with women who have suffered domestic violence, sexual violence and sex workers who face harassment.
You can see the T-shirts at:
- Women’s Officer Jess Lishak - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Students’ Union Communications Manager Claire Croskery – email@example.com