Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The History of Choice in Toronto

Have you ever heard of Jane's Walk? If not, I urge you to check it out right now. It's a really cool concept - free informational walking tours of neighbourhoods, led by volunteers. There are endless possibilities for themes, depending on the city, the neighbourhood, and the history. I am very, very excited that this is a thing in my life.

I had not heard of JW until a couple weeks ago, when I received an email from an amazing young woman who followed me on Twitter and thought I might be good at leading a JW. About what, you ask? Well. Friends. Let's think about this.

So my amazing co-guides Jordan Hale, Emma Woolley and myself will be leading a Jane's Walk About Choice this Sunday, May 8th at 11am. If you are in Toronto, please join us! We will be exploring the history of abortion activism, reproductive rights, sexual history and choice in Toronto, as well as pointing out and informing our walkers about current resources for sexual/reproductive healthcare.

We are meeting at 85 Harbord St. at 11am on Sunday, May 8th. This walk is free and everyone is welcome! For more details check out our event listing here or on Facebook. I just want to make it clear that this is an informational walking tour, not a protest rally or demo, so while your pro-choice enthusiasm is welcome, your signs and chants are not so much.

Also please get out and enjoy some of the other Jane's Walks that are happening in Toronto or in your city if you can!


Jaeleen said...

Thanks for fighting the good fight!

Amanda said...

I can't wait to hear how this went! If we weren't so far away, my mom and I would have attended together to celebrate Mothers' (by choice!) Day.