From: August 17, 2016
The Silent Protest is a daylong event encompassing of a ‘silent’ march. This event is aimed at raising awareness against gender and sexual violence. From the very beginning, the Silent Protest has been both a politically charged event--aimed at raising awareness of the pervasiveness of rape and sexual violence in hetero-patriarchal societies--and an event that fosters a sense of solidarity with all survivors of rape and sexual violence, and creates a space where healing (both individual and societal) can occur. Moreover, from the very first protest we see an emphasis placed on *silence. This focus on silence has been questioned and challenged over the years and so it has become very important to clarify exactly why the Silent Protest is silent; why we protest silently; why the majority of protesters have their mouths taped shut. Participation in the Silent Protest promises to answer at least some of these questions.
Please visit the Silent Protest Facebook page “Silent Protest Wits” to read about the event and sign up to be a part of it (and receive a t-shirt). You can also follow one of the following links:
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