carry that weight

October 29, 2014

Rally @ 12:30PM
March @ 12:45PM

1st floor bottom of the escalators (beside security), University of Winnipeg

Let’s show our support to survivors of sexual and domestic violence and increase visibility by carrying a mattress through the University of Winnipeg campus.

We will march through the 1st floor of campus and loop around McFeetors Hall student residence (370 Langside St.) and back. We will take a wheelchair accessible route.

Bring your pillows and signs, or just yourself.

From Carry That Weight Day of Action:
On Wednesday, October 29, students, staff, and faculty of colleges across the country will stand in solidarity with survivors of sexual and domestic violence by carrying mattresses together.

This national Day of Action is inspired by the activism and art of Emma Sulkowicz, who is boldly carrying a dorm mattress around campus with her as long as her rapist continues to attend Columbia University. Central to the importance of Emma’s art is the collaborative and supportive nature of the project. Carrying a mattress with others brings us together to collectively help carry the weight, shows our shared support for survivors, and our collective commitment to working together toward cultural and community-level change to end sexual and domestic violence.

Through this powerful demonstration of solidarity, participants will tangibly express their commitment to lift the burden of sexual violence from the shoulders of survivors—to carry the weight together.

This event is sponsored by the Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies and the department of Women’s and Gender Studies.

Further resources:
National Event Information on Facebook
Carrying The Weight Together Webpage
Carrying The Weight Together Tumblr
No Red Tape Facebook Page
Map of the U of W: http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/maps/campus-map.pdf

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