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Tree of Hope in the quad at Ryerson University.

December 6th Memorial

Dec 6th is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Fourteen women (13 of them engineering students) were gunned down at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal simply because they were women.

Every year Ryerson hosts a memorial to mourn lives lost then and in 2017, reflect and renew a commitment to end violence against women. This year we focus on uprooting misogyny with a performance by Vivek Shraya performing Part-Time Woman w/ Queer Songbook Orchestra.

The organizers strive to create accessible and inclusive spaces for its members. If we require additional accommodations to ensure your participation, please e-mail osvse@ryerson.

This event was brought to you by; Consent Comes First Office; Office of the VP Equity and Community Inclusion; Student Affairs, Ryerson Student Union, CESAR, Human Right Services, Human Resources, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science.

December 6th Memorial

  • WHAT:
    December 6th Memorial
  • DATE:
    December 06 2017
  • TIME:
    12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • WHERE:
    Ryerson University - Quad and POD 250
    Farrah Khan
    416-979-5000 ext. 3596

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the incident, and Ryerson's December 6th Memorial Committee has coordinated a series of events to engage our community in discussions related to violence against women. These events are open to faculty, staff and students and we'd like to encourage you to join us at as many as you can.

December 6th Memorial

Date: December 05 2014

Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Ryerson Quad at the December 6th Memorial Sculpture and Tree of Hope, followed by POD 250 for ceremony

Rape culture in the media: From Ghomeshi to our campuses

Speaker: Farrah Khan, Barbra Schlifer Clinic

Date: Monday, November 24

Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Margaret Laurence Room, Ryerson Student Centre

Healthy relationships workshop

Speaker: Jesmen Mendoza, Ryerson Counseling Center

Date: Tuesday, November 25

Time: 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Podium (POD) 50B

Dispelling myths and stereotypes about missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW)

Presentation and teach-in: Lee Maracle, author, activist and academic

Date: Thursday, November 27

Time: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Oakham Lounge

Learning from tragedies: The Canadian Gun Control Movement

This even has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Thank you for your time.

Slut-shaming, victim blaming, and sexual harassment on social media

Speakers: Hamza Khan, Ryerson Student Affairs and Tesni Ellis, Ryerson Student Affairs

Date: Monday, December 1

Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Kerr Hall East (KHE) 125

Little actions to help end gender-based violence workshop

Speakers: Jeff Perera, White Ribbon Campaign

Date: Tuesday, December 2

Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Alumni Lounge, Mattamy Athletic Center

Violence against women with disabilities and International Day for Persons with Disabilities

Speaker: Fran Odette, community activist

Date: Wednesday, December 3

Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Thomas Lounge, Ryerson Student Centre

Panel on trans misogyny

Date: Thursday, December 4

Time: 12 p.m - 2 p.m.

Location: Thomas Lounge, Ryerson Student Centre

Women's mini self defence workshop

Speaker: Imre Juurlink, Ryerson Integrated Risk Management

Date: Thursday, December 4

Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: 7th Floor, Heaslip House

Fundraiser for sexual assault survivor support line and reading of the Vagina Monologues

Speakers: Tanisha Taitt, theatre artist, singer-songwriter and arts educator

Date: Friday, December 5

Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Location: Thomas Lounge, Oakham House