National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

This date marks the day that  an armed man walked into an Engineering class at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, taking the lives of 14 women because he believed they were responsible for his failure to gain entrance to the school. He believed that feminists ruined his chances because of affirmative action in universities.

If you didn’t get a chance to attend the UBC memorial service held on Thursday 29 November, there are still a series of activities to help mark the day, remember those that lost their lives and remind us that violence against women continues in Canada and around the world.

DECEMBER 6 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.

When: Thursday, December 6th, from 10am to 3pm
Where: SUB beside the Art Gallery

For more information, please see the UBC events calendar.

DECEMBER 6 FILM SCREENING AND CRITIQUE

Join us for a free screening of two short films and a discussion on how the December 6th events have been framed in the media.

When: Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: SUB, The Norm Movie Theatre

For more information, please see the UBC events calendar.

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