A Reclaim the Night march is being held in Lincoln next week
A placard making session will also be taking place a few days before the march
The University of Lincoln’s Students’ Union has organised a Reclaim the Night March to take place on November 25th at 6 pm outside Towers. The event has been organised to allow students and the wider Lincoln community “to make a statement that we will not stand for sexual harassment or violence.”
Attendees will be marching through the city of Lincoln to demonstrate that “everyone has the right to feel safe on the streets at any time of the day.”
A placard making session will be taking place on November 22nd at The Hub from 6pm with the SU Student Leaders.
There will also be the opportunity on the night to have a hot drink and a chat with the Advice Centre team about safety or any other issue.
This march comes after the increase of spiking cases in nightclubs across the country. This rise has led to the boycott of nightclubs, including a Lincoln Night In event which occurred on October 27th. The march route will follow the streets of Lincoln High Street, up to Lincoln Cathedral and back to the university campus.
On November 15th, the Feminist Society will be holding a vigil for victims of sexual violence, open to anyone and everyone. President of the society, Mel 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.”