No More Campaign
About the Campaign
Downtown Kingston has teamed up with Kerry, a Queen’s University student, to raise awareness about the sexual violence, harassment, and drink spiking present in the downtown bar and nightclub scene. This campaign has been supported by grant funding through Queen’s University, and participation in the initial campaign would come at no cost. The campaign will begin with the poster series (see posters below) and expand to include staff training, and an intervention program for patrons experiencing violence or harassment.
The No More campaign aims to create safer spaces for everyone enjoying Kingston’s bars and clubs and combat the culture of gender-based and sexual violence. Creating these safer spaces is of interest to everyone and can’t be done without the support and interest of businesses owners.
How BIA Business Owners can Get Involved
If you are interested in displaying these posters, specifically in individual washrooms stalls, and other available spaces within your business where applicable, simply click the SIGN UP button. You will then receive a series of posters for the campaign (see posters below).
The No More campaign was developed by Kerry Roe, a Queen’s University student who is heavily involved with Sexual Violence Prevention and Response advocacy and policy revision on campus. In cooperation with the Sexual Assault Centre Kingston , Kerry aims to address the issues being experienced by students within the Kingston community. An epidemic of sexual violence in bars and clubs has been seen across the world, and there are many pre-existing campaigns like this one that have seen tremendous support in various cities. With the recent reopening of businesses and the return of thousands of students to a normal fully in-person school year this fall, this is a critical and delicate time by which we can focus on bringing attention to and combatting sexual violence in our bars and clubs.
Kerry is incredibly passionate about her work within the university, and about this campaign, which she hopes to expand to meet the needs of Kingston’s businesses and community, including the post-secondary students who spend a great deal of time in Kingston’s downtown