Lincoln’s Feminist Society to hold a vigil for victims of sexual violence
‘It’s open to anyone and everyone’
The UoL Feminist Society will be holding a vigil for victims of sexual violence on Monday 15th November. The event is non-ticketed and is open to anyone who wants to attend. They will be meeting outside the university library at 6:45pm.
In a social media post, they said: “We are hosting a vigil for the victims of sexual violence on Monday the 15th November. Please come down if you can! Bring some friends, family, pets, anyone! This is non-ticketed and is free to everyone! You do not need to be a member (though you are very welcome to join if you want).”
Non-members of the society and those who are not students at the university are welcome to join the vigil. “We want to stress this is an intersectional event, as we recognise sexual violence doesn’t just happen to women – it happens to men, too.
“We also recognise that it tends to affect women more, especially transgender/gender non-conforming people, and minorities. It is an all inclusive and intersectional event so everyone is welcome.”
Mel, president of the feminist society said: “We want to remember those who suffered and recognise those who suffer under the systemic violence against women, and to help shift the narrative away from the perpetrator and onto the victims, and showing them we support them and hear them.”