11/30/2023 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/30/2023 18:57
On Dec. 6, campus community members are invited to honour and remember the lives of those who have died as a result of gender-based violence.
November 30, 2023
The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women provides an opportunity to commemorate the 14 women who were killed in an act of violent misogyny on Dec. 6, 1989 at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal. It also presents an opportunity to remember people who continue to die as a result of gender-based violence and those who live with violence today.
On Dec. 6, we remember:
All members of the U of A community are invited to join the following events to honour these 14 women, to remember the lives of all of those who have died as a result of gender-based violence and to support those who continue to live in violence:
Additional ways you can honour those impacted include wearing a white ribbon and participating in an initiative through the United Nations' 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.
Learn more about U of A's Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response.