As part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, the Ottawa RebELLEs are hosting a fundraising body-painting event Sunday, 5 December 2010, 7:00-9:00pm at Venus Envy (320 Lisgar St.) $3 at the door or pay what you can.
This is a body painting event to celebrate and reclaim our bodies from sexual violence. Our vision is to contrast and resist the violence--physical and otherwise perpetuated on womyn's bodies and bodies that reject gender binaries. Our vision is also to celebrate our bodies through paint and photography in a body-positive and sex-positive space.
You can also have your body photographed by professional photographers for $5.
Painting supplies for body painting and poster painting will be provided.
Music and spoken word by Michelle Blackburn will entertain us.
Party panties are mandatory - but all other clothes are optional
The funds collected from the event for the door and photos will be donated to the Coalition for a Carleton Sexual Assault Centre!
You can get to Venus Envy by bus routes 1, 4 and 7. It is also four blocks south of the downtown Transitway. Venus Envy is accessible by ramp but does not have accessible bathrooms.
All are welcome and we hope you'll come out to help us "reclaim our bodies" and paint our resistance against gender violence.
For more information on the Ottawa RebELLEs, please e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out their website at ottawarebelles.blogspot.com.
Coalition for a Carleton Sexual Assault Centre
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