The Edinburgh Anarcha-Feminist Collective is currently organising for Reclaim the Night which, this year, is going to take place on the 28th of May 2011 in Edinburgh. There is lots to get involved with and go along to, so put these dates in your diary now!
Firstly, we are planning on holding a film screening and info night to take place on the 27th of May, the day before Reclaim the Day & Night event. The film screening will focus on the issues that Reclaim the Night hopes to draw attention to. It will also be a chance to ask any questions about the events being held the following day, and an opportunity to meet other people who are involved.
Then, on the 28th of May there will be an exciting day of workshops on issues relating to patriarchal violence (please contact us if you would like to run a workshop!) More information on the Reclaim the Day program of workshops will be up here soon.
The reclaim the night march will take place that same evening, gathering at usher hall on Lothian road at 8:30pm to begin marching at 9:00pm. The march will be open to feminists of any gender, however there will be a self-identified women’s only space at the front of the march for those who wish to march in that space. The march will culminate in Bristo square at 10:00pm. There will be a banner making afternoon the weekend before the march, so come along and get involved!
There will then be a post-march gig to celebrate on the 28th of May! More information on this to come soon.
The event is so far being organised by three feminist groups who have decided to work together: Edinburgh Anarcha-Feminists, Ladyfest Edinburgh, and a small group of people from Edinburgh University who are organising under the Reclaim the Night banner. We would love for more people/groups to get involved to make this a real collaborative project which reaches out to lots of different people.
If you would like to be involved in the planning for this event, please get in touch by emailing us: edinburghanarchafeminist[at]noflag.org.uk