Notice – Women’s Memorial March

Carnegie Hall (Main St and Hastings St.)
11 am, Friday, Feb 14, 2014
In January 1991, a women was murdered in the downtown east side of Vancouver. The resulting movement of this murder was an annual march on Valentine’s Day to honour the lives of missing and murdered women.This movement has now spread across Canada. This year there are over 15 cities participating in the memorial march.  The organizers encourage everyone to participate in this journey towards healing to standing in solidarity with the many women who face violence on a daily basis.

There are many ways to support the Women’s Memorial March whether you are near or far. If you are able to, please join one of the marches across Canada and spread the word.  If there is currently no Women’s Memorial March in your community, please feel free to organize one and contact the organizers so that they can work with you to raise awareness.

“Survival, Strength, Sisterhood: Power of Women in the Downtown Eastside” is a short film that is publicly available documenting the first 20 years of the Women’s Memorial March.  The film addresses the misunderstood population of women living in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside.  Another film that is often screened during the Memorial events is “Finding Dawn”.  The trailer for this film can be accessed through the National Film Board of Canada and the DVD can be borrowed from Xwi7xwa Library.

For up to date information about the Women’s Memorial March please check out the Facebook page.

 

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