Virtual Memorial for December 6 Doubles as a Call to Action

There’s been a great deal that’s changed in the world since the last National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, but the need to gather and mark the day has not. With social distancing in mind, this year’s 31st remembrance of both the terrorist attack in Montreal three decades ago – and for all the women killed by men ever since – was held by candlelight in front of computer screens. Continue reading “Virtual Memorial for December 6 Doubles as a Call to Action”

U of G Marks 30 Years After the Montreal Massacre

Every year, students at the University of Guelph mark the anniversary of the terrorist attack at L’École Polytechnique in Montreal with a vigil at the campus’ Albert Thornbrough building, which houses the school of engineering. The memorial hasn’t gotten any easier after 30 years, but the message remains clear: we need to encourage and support women in engineering and other science and technology fields. Continue reading “U of G Marks 30 Years After the Montreal Massacre”

GUELPH POLITICAST #199 – The World Since December 6, 1989

At Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis, they deal with issues of violence against women all year round, but for everyone else, at least one day of year makes us all stop and think about femicide and gender-based violence. It’s the anniversary of the worst mass shooting in Canadian history, and it was all directed at women because the perpetrator, in his own words, was “fighting feminism” when he killed 14 and injured 10 others at L’École Polytechnique on December 6, 1989. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #199 – The World Since December 6, 1989”