Let’s Help Stop Violence Against Woman & Youth- MAY BE ME CELEBRATION NIGHT

MAY BE ME CELEBRATION NIGHT – Wychwood Barns

Date: Thursday May 31, 2012, 7:00 to 11:00 PM
Location: Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto, ON (wheelchair accessible venue)
Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

Get your tickets now: purchase online | call 416-392-3135 | email sus@metrac.org

Join us for a night of purple celebration! Come decked out in your purple look and participate in professional photo and style booths. Get your hair or makeup done and get a picture taken in all your purple glory. Enjoy great food, drinks, a silent auction and a raffle. And experience terrific music from SOUL NIDUS and DJ Denise Benson and meet our campaign spokespeople and event co-hosts, Paula Brancati and Joanne Vannicola. Don’t miss your chance to show off your perfect purple self!

A MESSAGE FROM PAULA BRANCATI

Paula Brancati, actor on Degrassi and Being Erica and May Be Me spokesperson, addresses the violence against women and youth and why she’s involved in the campaign. Produced by Sam Javanrouh (2012). Many thanks to Paula and Sam for their support and care for the cause.

A MESSAGE FROM AMANDA STEPTO

Amanda Stepto, actor on Degrassi (“Spike Nelson”) and May Be Me spokesperson, addresses the violence against women and youth and why she’s involved in the campaign. Produced by Sam Javanrouh (2012). Many thanks to Amanda and Sam for their support and care for the cause.

May Be Me is a growing annual campaign to raise awareness and funds to prevent violence against diverse women and youth. It’s for everyone who wants to join the movement to stop violence before it starts.

Join today by registering online, choosing how you will express yourself in purple on May Be Me Day (May 31), and connecting with friends, family and social media contacts to gather pledges. You can register as an individual or part of a team.

You can also donate to May Be Me. You’ll receive a tax deductible receipt.

THE CAUSE

In Canada, one in two women will experience sexual or physical violence in their lifetimes. Youth, especially girls, are most at risk. Sexual harassment at school is a daily reality, and so is bullying based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Studies show that women and youth who face violence experience negative emotional, physical and mental impacts. They experience isolation, blame, fear and silencing. Indeed, violence can take away the freedom to express and truly be yourself.

May Be Me seeks to do the opposite of what violence does. It encourages people to express themselves. It breaks the silence that violence creates and builds the movement of people who want to stop violence against women and youth before it starts.

Read our Violence Against Women and Youth 101 Fact Sheet (202 KB, PDF).

WHY PURPLE?

Purple ribbons have been used across the globe to raise awareness about domestic violence, bullying and homophobia. Purple is connected to International Women’s Day and various campaigns addressing the issue of violence against women and youth.

Go to frequently asked questions for information about other “purple campaigns” you might be interested in.

PROCEEDS

In 2012, proceeds will go to METRAC, a not-for-profit, community-based charity founded in 1984 that prevents violence against diverse women and youth in Toronto, Ontario and beyond (Charitable Registration Number 1300 69123 RR0001).

VISION

May Be Me is being launched by METRAC in 2012 to support the organization’s work to prevent violence. Into the future, the campaign will build on its initial successes and branch out to benefit other charities that prevent violence. Each year, May Be Me will include more participants, partners and supporters, building a movement of diverse people who want to stop the violence before it starts.

 

info from http://www.maybemecampaign.ca

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