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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 2019
  • TIME:
    12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • WHERE:
    Tree of Hope in the Kerr Hall Quad at 12:00 on Dec. 6th for a vigil, followed by speakers, lunch, and discussion in POD 250.
  • OPEN TO:
    All are welcome
  • CONTACT:
    osvse@ryerson.ca

This year we focus on mourning to action. In keeping with this, our keynote speaker is Sarain Fox, who is an activist, dancer, choreographer, and television host. A storyteller at heart, she combines these various mediums to amplify the voices of her people in hopes of creating meaningful dialogue between her Indigenous community and settler communities. Her work has drawn connections between gender-based violence, colonization, and genocide in Canada. We recognize that colonization and the Montréal Massacre are linked in many ways and that women, girls, 2SLGBTQ people of all communities and cultures should have the right to self determination and safety.

Join us at the Tree of Hope in the Kerr Hall Quad at noon on Dec. 6 for a vigil, followed by speakers, lunch and discussion in POD 250. The organizers strive to create accessible and inclusive spaces for its members. If we require additional accommodations to ensure your participation, please email osvse@ryerson.ca.

This event was brought to you by: Consent Comes First Office; Office of the Vice President Equity and Community Inclusion, Human Rights Services, Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services, Ryerson Students' Union, Centre for Safer Sex and Sexual Violence Support, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, and Ryerson Athletics and Recreation.

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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