Call for Volunteers: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

On December 6th, 1989, 14 women at the École Polytechnique de Montréal were murdered simply because they were women. On December 6th, 2017…

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On December 6th, 1989, 14 women at the École Polytechnique de Montréal were murdered simply because they were women. On December 6th, 2017 we will mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women; this day is a time to reflect on the lives lost at the École Polytechnique in 1989, and on the many other women whose lives have been cut short or harmed as a result of violence.

Beginning at about 11:30am on December 6th, 14 Women in Black, representing the 14 women who were murdered, will begin their processions from various locations across campus — each procession will make its way to the SUB Stage in the Students’ Union Building for 12pm. At noon on December 6th representatives from across the University Community will host a memorial ceremony at the SUB Stage in the Students’ Union Building.

Volunteer

We are seeking volunteers or teams of volunteers to participate in the processions. Each team will consist of a Woman in Black, a bell ringer (to ring a small hand bell as they walk) and two or three outgoing helpers who can hand out information (postcards and buttons) and discuss the event and its significance with interested bystanders as they walk.

To sign up as a volunteer or if you have questions please contact nasa@ualberta.ca