Formerly known as " Slutwalk", the march has been rebranded as the Marchto End Rape Culture in an effort to be more inclusive and appeal to a wider audience. Thesuccess in the re-branding has brought in more supporting organizations and attracted over a1,000 supporters in 2014.The march begins at l la.m. in Thomas Paine Plaza where attendees willstart their journey through center city passing by City Hall en route to Rittenhouse Square, thendown Locust St and ending back in Thomas Paine Plaza. Participants are encouraged to bringposters with positive and educational messages such as "My Body, My Choice" to enlightenonlookers about the effects of rape culture on society. Chant leaders will rally patrons withmantras that will spread the message that rape culture in today's world is not OK and needs to bestopped. Please make and bring your own posters to carry during the march. We will also dosome poster making before we march at this event.This event is a safe space for survivors and inclusive of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities,ages and races. Therapists will be on site to assist anyone who is triggered during the event.The march will begin and conclude with eleven special guest speakers who will present aboutvarious aspects of rape culture such as: what it is, what can be done to prevent it and how it canbe addressed within our communities (just to name a few). Speakers include: Nelly Fitzpatrick(City of Philadelphia, LGBT Liaison), La'Donna Boyens (Positive Women's Network, Co-Chair), Kaila Boulware (Rutgers Women Organized Against Harassment, Feministing.com), Zahre Belle (Poet),Dr. Timaree Schmit, LaQuisha Anthony (V.O.l.C.E.), Destine Cubler (Poet),Celena Morrison (Trans* Wellness Project), Danagh Dandurand, (March to End Rape CultureOrganizers), Tara Murtha (Women's Law Project), and Shevaun Brannigan (Poet). Speecheswill be interpreted in ASL. If you are in need of other accessibility services, please firstname.lastname@example.org
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