The UBC December 6th Memorial is hosting a series of events and initiatives for National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Please promote these events to your networks. We hope to see everyone very soon. The poster of events is here
To give you a bit of context, on December 6, 1989, an armed man walked into an engineering class at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. After forcing the men to leave, he stated that he hated feminists. He started shooting the women in the class, then beyond it. At the end of his killing rampage, he shot himself.
As a result of these acts of violence, and the link that was made between these acts and everyday sexism, Canada established December 6 as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. The day marks not only the anniversary of the massacre, but also reminds us of acts of gender-based violence against women in Canada and around the world. As a day of action, it prompts us to take steps to end violence against women.
T-SHIRT SILKSCREENING WORKSHOPS
Silkscreen a T-shirt and talk about issues related to violence against women.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Place Vanier Residence, Shrum Lounge
Attend this memorial for the 14 women who were killed at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, as well as the countless women who have been victims of gender-based violence. Show your support. Reception to follow.
Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 12:30pm
Outside the Wayne and William White Engineering Design Center at 2345 East Mall
DECEMBER 6TH VIGIL
Stop by our table and light a candle to remember the events of December 6, 1989 and acknowledge the impact that gender-based violence has on all of us.
Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 10:00am– 3:00pm
SUB Concourse, beside the Art Gallery
FILM SCREENING AND CRITIQUE
Join us for the screening of two short films and a discussion on how the December 6th events have been framed in the media.
Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
SUB, The Norm Movie Theatre
All events are free and everyone is welcome! For more information, please email CJ Rowe, Diversity Advisor – Women, at firstname.lastname@example.org