SlutWalk Philly: A March to End Rape Culture – TODAY – Philadelphia

Today, September 28 at 11AM, at LOVE Park, 1599 John F. Kennedy Blvd. March to end rape culture.

1) How should I dress?
However you are comfortable! The route is two miles, so keep in mind that if you are planning to walk with us you should wear shoes that you are willing to travel that distance in. At past SlutWalks folks have chosen to attend wearing very little, in order to make the statement that rape is never the fault of the victim, regardless of what they are wearing. You are welcome to come scantily clad the march if you like, but you are under no obligation to do so.

2) Does it cost any money to participate?
Nope! There will be t-shirts, buttons and other items available in exchange for donations to cover the cost of the walk, so you are welcome to bring a few dollars to spend, but you are under no obligation to spend any money.

3) Who is invited to participate?
EVERYONE! Regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, nationality, political affiliation, etc. Come and bring your friends!

4) Should I bring anything with me?
The current forecast for Saturday is high of 75 and low of 60, with plenty of sun! So consider bringing a bottle of water and maybe some sunglasses or other sun protection if you are sensitive. You are also welcome to bring a sign to carry with you! If you need ideas just google “slutwalk signs” and a ton of images and ideas will come up! Here’s one of the better links:http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/the-30-best-signs-at-slutwalk-toronto. We’ll also put up a separate list with sign ideas, so check that out too!

5) What time will the march start and end?
The march will start shortly after 11 AM at Love Park. Arriving early will allow you the chance to write something on a speak out sheet, talk to other attendees, and check out some of the things we’ll have available in exchange for donations! The route should take 40 or so minutes to travel and will end in Thomas Paine Plaza (where all the board game pieces are). There we will have a few speakers from local like minded organizations. Their remarks will probably last around half an hour. There will also be tables there from a few organizations, where you can pick up information and ask questions. You should feel free to hang out and socialize!

6) How will I know where to go?
There will be a crew at Love Park, on the side where the stage is, near the suburban station building, waiting for everyone to gather! When the march starts there will be banner at the front and folks with megaphones leading chants and kicking things off! There will be marshals at most, if not all of the turns on the route, pointing the march in the right direction.

7) Will there be interpreters present?
Yes! There will be American Sign Language and Spanish interpreters!

 Is the route wheelchair accessible?
Yes! The entire route and both parks are wheelchair accessible.

9) Will there be photographers and people filming? What do I do if I don’t want to be photographed or filmed? Can I take pictures and/or film?
Simply inform the person who is attempting to film you or take your picture that you do not wish to have your presence at the march documented and they will respect your space. If they do not oblige your request, please speak immediately to an organizer or a marshal. A general announcement will be made at the start and finish of the march that this is our policy. Do keep in mind, however, that we are moving through a public space, so there will likely be plenty of bystanders around that we will not have control over. If you have a camera, you are welcome to record or photograph the event, as long as you have consent (c;

10) Do I have to do the whole route? Do I need to stay the whole time?
Absolutely not! You are welcome to attend the march or the gatherings before or after, or any segment of the event overall that you are willing and able to take part in.

If you have any questions or concerns that were not addressed in this list, please feel free to contact us via facebook, twitter (slutwalkphilly) or email (slutwalkphiladelphia@gmail.com

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