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A group in Leeds is planning a Reclaim the Night march this year, and is holding a meeting tomorrow evening for women who want to get involved.

We are very excited to announce an initial planning meeting for a 2009 Reclaim the Night March in Leeds and hope that you will be interested in getting involved in this special and important event.

Reclaim the Night is increasingly a nation wide movement that raises awareness about the appallingly low rape conviction. It also promotes our right to feel safe; wherever we go, whatever we wear, yes means yes but no means no.

The initial meeting is to decide the nature of OUR Leeds Reclaim the Night and hopefully get together a group of people interested in helping with the logistics.

When: Tuesday 14th July 6pm

Where: Leeds University Business School room 1.03

Who: Initial meeting open to women (though subsequent meetings may be widened). Though our initial meeting is based at the University this is for a central location. We hope that Reclaim the Night Leeds will involve women from all the communities of Leeds.

What will be discussed? : Where will the march take place; town? A park? Perhaps a “no go area”? Who will be involved?

Contact: If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch on the email below. If you are interested in attending the meeting OR you’d like to get involved but cannot make the initial meeting please contact Leanne on reclaimthenightleeds@googlemail.com

Additional:

Reclaim the night national website: http://www.reclaimthenight.org/

Map of the University: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/campus_map/index.htm

Please feel free to distribute widely to those who may be interested.