Overall, I thought it was a good rally. I liked the mix between people talking about the issues combined with a bit of entertainment. And it was all in a good cause - raising awareness of the ongoing battle to prevent violence against women - in the home, on the streets and in the workplace. Not only was it great to see so many more people there than previous Reclaim the Night rallies, it was fantastic that so many men were there. If we are going to stop violence against women, men have to be part of the movement.
I had a camcorder with me. Due to my ineptitude with video editing, only a small amount of the evening has been uploaded. But if you were not able to come to the event, here is some on what you missed ...
[Warning - all of the bliptv links will take you to a site that will log your IP address.]
Lizzie Mac sings
Liz Jones from Oxford City Council talks
Hannah from Oxford Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre ( http://www.oxfordrapecrisis.net/) talks
Jay performs poetry
Lizzie Mac again
Debbie from International Women's Week talks
I Will Survive sing-a-long
Check out Reclaim the Night for the march & rally in London on Saturday 27 November 2010 - http://reclaimthenight.org/