TORONTO, Ontario – February 18, 2014 – Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning and Humber Students’ Federation (HSF) in partnership with The Urban Alliance on Race Relations present, Making Noise @Humber Awareness Campaign from February 24 to March 7, 2014. 

The campaign wraps up the Making Noise @Humber initiative, a two year project funded by Status of Women Canada to engage Humber College and Guelph-Humber students to raise awareness about preventing gender-based violence on campus. The project expands on the Making Noise initiatives Urban Alliance has been coordinating to raise awareness on gender-based violence across the GTA since 2010.

Making Noise @Humber Awareness Campaign will include spoken word performances by Humber students, theatre performances, self-defence trainings and workshops on gender-based violence in classes and for the general Humber community. These events will take place at the colleges North and Lakeshore campuses. The campaign launch will include an address by the Dean of Students, Jen McMillen and Making Noise @Humber committee members, Megan Fitzgerald and Paul Kuypers.

The campaign will also feature the launch of a gender-based violence (GBV) toolkit highlighting Humber’s resources and information on what to do if you or someone ever experiences GBV. The toolkit will be distributed throughout the events and will also be available at www.urbanalliance.ca.

Event:

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Location

Making Noise @Humber Launch

Monday, February 24, 2014

12:00-2:00pm

Humber’s North Campus

Student Centre

R.A.D Self Defence Training

(for female-identified students only)

Two day training: Tuesday, February 25 and Thursday, February 27,2014

5:00pm-9:00pm

Humber’s Lakeshore campus

Room L1017

Healthy & Unhealthy Relationships Workshop

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

11:00am-12:30pm

Humber’s North Campus

Room KX206

For additional information please visit:

Facebook: Making Noise @Humber

Twitter: @MakingNoiseHMBR

Instagram: makingnoisehumber

About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

Established in 1967, Humber is one of Canada’s leading postsecondary institutions. Committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning, Humber serves 27,000 full-time students and 56,000 continuing education registrants. With an internationally recognized reputation for quality learning, Humber offers a wide-range of career-focused opportunities for students to personalize their educational path, including 150 full-time programs across more than 40 fields of study, 200 part-time and 400 online programs or courses. More than four out of five of Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit humber.ca.

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For more information and to arrange interviews, please contact:

Nadia Araujo                                                 Andrew Leopold

416.675.6622 ext. 5479                             416.675.6622 ext. 4296

nadia.araujo@humber.ca                           andrew.leopold@humber.ca