December 6th is the International Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
We celebrate on December 6th because it is the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre – a shooting at ‘École Polytechnique de Montréal, where women engineering students were separated from the men and killed.
They died because they were women.
We remember the dead, those who have died this year because of misogynist violence. We fight to prevent all forms of violence and oppression.
There are two events happening in Hamilton this year:
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
Hosted by the McMaster University’s Anti-Violence Network and Indigenous Studies Program
When: Tuesday, December 6th
11:30am – Keynote Speaker: Robyn Bourgeoise, Respondent: Bev Jacobs
1:00pm – Commemoration of new plaque and white pine tress in honour of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
All Day – Poster display in Indigenous Studies Program’s ceremonial space and Red Outfits around campus as part of the REDress Campaign.
Where: McMaster University – Social Sciences Community Room – Wilson Hall (Sterling Avenue Entrance)
Who: All are invited
To request accommodation or for more information, contact Michelle Poirier at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905.525.9140 x20915.
Moment of Silence and Reflection
Hosted by the Women’s Centre of Hamilton
When: Tuesday, December 6th – 4:00pm
Where: Women’s memorial rock, located at Hamilton City Hall – 71 Main Street West – at the corner of Main Street and Bay Street
For more information call 905-522-0127.