Sunday, December 05, 2010
WOMEN WON'T FORGET VIGIL:
Here's a reminder of the 14 women murdered at the École Polytechnique in Montréal in 1989. A vigil being held in Toronto for the victims.
Women Won't Forget Candlelight Vigil
Time Monday, December 6 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location Philosophers Walk, U of T
December 6th is the National Day of Action and Remembrance on Violence Against Women
We will gather at the memorial boulder in Philosopher's Walk to mourn the 14 women murdered because of their gender at l'Ecole Polytechnique in 1989. We vow not to forget these women and all women who live with violence, who have died due to violence, and those who have survived.
This year's speakers and musical performers...
...*Judy Rebick* is a writer and activist and fmr President of the
National Action Ctte on the Status of Women.
*Aruna Papp* is a survivor or forced marriage and domestic abuse.
*Kiran Mehdee* is a writer, performer, and a University of Toronto student, who is herself a survivor of childhood abuse, and dedicated to helping and empowering people who have suffered from and survived abuse of any kind.
*Neena Saloiya* is a visually impaired poet, U of T student and facilitator of women's support groups at COSTI.
Join Women Won't Forget as we remember and tell the stories of those women who can no longer speak for themselves. It is the job of those of us who go on living to speak for them and to change the world we live in.
You do not need to have lost a woman to violence to participate or gain meaning from the vigil. We do this to learn, to raise awareness of an incredibly important issue and to take a stand. People come to the vigil representing a voice that says "Violence against women, anywhere in the world, is NOT acceptable"
*Following the Vigil there will be a screening of the documentary "Dishonour Defied" presented by the Women and Gender Studies Student Union.