Shine a Light on Sexual Violence: Light up the Night march – 04/02/19

Light up the Night March, Monday 4th February, 6pm

Assemble at  Greg’s Place, Heslington West Campus at 6.00pm


It’s time to Shine a Light on Sexual Violence, and for everyone at the University of York to show that we want to live and work in a safe and respectful environment for all, free from harassment, sexual abuse and sexual violence. We invite you to show your support by joining our inaugural Light up the Night March, from Heslington West over to Heslington East, and back to Heslington Hall. The march is the first of a week-long programme of events raising awareness of Sexual Violence, as part of Sexual Violence Awareness week


The March is open to all, from across campus and the wider York community. You can join us for a welcome by student leaders and Liz Lockey from Survive at Greg’s Place at 6pm, or at any point along the 2.5 mile route. The route is accessible, but if you are unable to attend the march, but wish to show your support, you can join us at Greg’s place, and at the end in Heslington Hall at approximately 7.30pm.


What to bring


We would like you to bring a light with you to show your support, and to send a positive message across the university. Ideas include glow sticks, bike lights, torches, and anything Hi Vis. Please note that no naked flames will be permitted.  Banners or placards with positive messages are welcomed, and if you would like to join our banner making session before the march, please come along to Yourspace, from 3.00pm to 5.45pm on Monday 4th Feb. Please bring any materials that you want to use, and we will have some extra arts and crafty resources on hand.


Safety and Comfort


Remember to bring water, a snack, and several layers of clothes for warmth as well as a waterproof just in case. Check the weather report before you leave, and keep an eye on our Shine a Light Facebook event page in case severe weather disrupts our plans.  Please also follow any instructions given by our stewards, security or police, and report any accidents or safety concerns to them. There are first aiders on the march.


But mainly, please come and show your solidarity with our Shine a Light on Sexual Violence campaign – we look forward to seeing you.


The march route can be found here

25th January 2019