December 6, 2012
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Please join us as for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women as we commemorate the women who lost their lives in the Montreal Massacre on December 6, 1989 and all the women and children who have died as a result of gendered violence.
“The date is etched in history by the shooting deaths of 14 women in 1989 in Montreal by a man deliberately targeting women on a busy campus. Canadians reacted with shock, sorrow and outrage. A strong lobby formed to bring guns under control in Canada, work that continues to this day. December 6 became the day we remember the women who died and re-commit to taking action on violence against women and girls until our streets, our campuses and our homes are safe. Because Canada is not yet a safe country for women.” (YWCA, Canada)
Thursday December 6, 2012
Army, Navy, Airforce Club
7 George St, Unit 356
6:00 – 8:00 pm
This event is co-hosted by the Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie and Colibri: Centré des femmes francophones
There will be guest speakers, musical performances and a time to reflect as we acknowledge the reality of violence against women in our community.
Admission is free and light refreshments will be served