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December 6th Memorial

December 6th is Canada's National day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. Ryerson University holds a December 6th memorial each year in the Quadrangle.

December 6th, 1989 is a day that made feminists out of many women in Canada.  It was the day that 14 women (13 of them Engineering students) were gunned down at L'Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal simply because
they were women.  The December 6th Memorial Committee was formed out of this tragedy.  As a Committee we are committed to ending violence against women and children through education.  Every year we hold this
memorial service to mourn not only the 14 who died in Montreal, but all women and children who are victims of violence.

 

The 25th Anniversary

Because it is the 25th anniversary we will be hosting a series of events to discuss issues related to violence against women

 

Event #1: Tuesday, November 25th 

Healthy Relationships Workshop
Speakers/Facilitator: Jesmen Mendoza
Time: 12pm-1:30pm
Location: POD50B

Event #2: Friday, November 28th 

Gun Control Panel
Speakers/Facilitator: Wendy Cukier, Amanda Dale
Time: 12pm-2pm
Location: To Be Determined

Event #3: Monday, December 1st 

Slut-Shaming, Victim Blaming, and Sexual Harassment on Social Media Presentation
Speakers/Facilitator: Tesni
Time: 12pm-2pm
Location: To Be Determined

Event #4: Wednesday, December 3rd

Violence Against Women with Disabilities Seminar
Speakers/Facilitator: Fran O'Dette
Time: 12pm-2pm
Location: To Be Determined

Event #5

Murder and Missing Indigenous Women
Speakers/Facilitator: Lee maracle
Time: To Be Determined
Location: To Be Determined

Event #6

Consent is Sexy
Speakers/Facilitator: To Be Determined
Time: To Be Determined
Location: To Be Determined

Event #7

Self Defense Workshop
Speakers/Facilitator: To Be Determined
Time: To Be Determined
Location: To Be Determined

Event #8

Men Against Violence/White Ribbon
Speakers/Facilitator: To Be Determined
Time: To Be Determined
Location: To Be Determined

2013 December 6th Memorial

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For further information, or to make a donation to the December 6th Memorial Fund please fill out the form below.


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Take Action


  1. Donate to the Coalition for Gun Control, the organization created following the murder of 14 women at l'Ecole Polytechnique in 1989.GunControl.ca | Controledesarmes.ca

  2. Support the National Action Plan to End Violence Against Women and Girls called for by the Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses, in partnership with the Canadian Federation of University Women. OAITH.ca

  3. Join the Educate Ambrose campaign to encourage the federal minister responsible for the status of women in Canada to be an advocate for all women's reproductive choices. FQPN.qc.ca

  4. Join the Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada to support the call for a publicly funded, inclusive, quality, non-profit childcare system in Canada. CCAA.ca | ACPSGE.ca

  5. Sign and circulate the Native Women's Assocation of Canada's petition calling on the federal government to initiate a commission on missing and murdered Aboriginal women.
    NWAC.ca/programs/2012-joint-statement

  6. Become a member of CRIAW, the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, an organization dedicated to intersectional research practices that recognize the complex and diverse experiences of women. CRIAW-ICREF.ca


Sources: CAUT November 2012 Bulletin A8, Canadian Association of University Teachers

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