National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women Vigil happening today

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December 6, 2022 - 10:00am

The Status of Women is hosting a vigil today (December 6) in recognition of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Dec. 6 is a day to honour and remember the 14 young women who were murdered in the 1989 massacre at École Polytechnique. The vigil is being held in the Malaspina Theatre lobby (Building 310) from noon to 1 pm. After speeches there will be a candlelight walk to the Jardin des Quatorze, near Building 360, which is a memorial garden erected to honour the victims of the École Polytechnique massacre. Everyone is invited to attend.

“All around the world, including here in Canada, women, girls, 2SLGBTQQIA+ and gender diverse people experience harassment, prejudice and harsh discrimination,” said Eliza Gardiner, Chair of the Status of Women committee. “On December 6 we remember those we have lost to gender violence and renew our commitment to combat the hate and fear that led to the tragedy at École Polytechnique. We get together to refresh our work on ending misogyny.”

Gardiner spoke with CBC's On the Coast with Gregor Craigie about the vigil: 


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