December 6th – National Day of Rememberance and Action


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

There are two events honouring this day in Hamilton, one in the community at the Worker’s Arts & Heritage Centre at 5:30pm and one at McMaster Unviersity at 12:30pm.  Please see below for details of both events:

On December 6th, 2011 We Remember…
…that 14 women were gunned down at a University in Montreal on December 6th, 1989
…that over 600 Aboriginal women and girls are missing or have been murdered across Canada
…that over 400 women (and their children) have been killed by an intimate partner in Ontario over the last 20 years
…that right now, hundreds of Hamilton women are living in fear
…that there is still more work to do to end violence against women

Every year, on December 6th, the Hamilton community gathers in ceremony and reflection to honour the women who have been murdered at the hands of violence, and for all women who continue to be affected by violence.  The Women’s Centre of Hamilton invites you to this year’s event at the Worker’s Arts & Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart St in Hamilton.

When: Tuesday, December 6th

  • 5:30pm Art Display
  • 6:00pm Opening Ceremony
  • 6:15pm Speakers
  • 7:15pm Candlelight Vigil
  • 7:30pm Refreshments

Where: Worker’s Arts and Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart Street, Hamilton

For more info contact the Women’s Centre of Hamilton 905-522-0127.

We come together as a community to remember, because no woman should have to live in fear.

When: Tuesday, December 6 at 12:30pm
Where: JHE Annex Room 102, McMaster University, Hamilton

We remember all those affected by gendered violence. We remember the 14 women murdered in the 1989 “Montreal Massacre”.  We remember the more than 582 Aboriginal women who have gone missing or murdered in Canada.  Refreshments will be served following the scattering of rose petals.

Presented by McMaster University’s Anti-Violence Network.

For more information or accessibility requirements, please contact Vilma at (905) 525-9140 x 24235.



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