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Vigil - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Dec
06
When: Monday, Dec 6, 2021, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Attendance: Offline/In-Person
Location: Nanaimo Campus
Building: Malaspina Theatre Lobby, building 310

Add to CalendarVigil - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women12/06/2021 10:00 AM12/06/2021 11:30 AMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverOn December 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, a vigil is being held at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre to honour and remember the 14 young women who were murdered in the 1989 massacre at École Polytechnique. The event will begin in the Malaspina Theatre (Building 310) lobby at 10 am, where invited guest speakers will reflect on histories of violence and on pathways to a safer and more hopeful future. Attendees will then proceed to the Jardin des Quatorze, near Building 360, which is a memorial garden erected to honour the victims of the École Polytechnique massacre. The event concludes there with a vigil and a moment of silence. Everyone is invited to attend. Masks are required for the indoor portions of the event. Vaccination passports are required if the attendance number exceeds 50 people.  Vigil and moment of silence is part of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign and hosted in partnership by VIU Students' Union and VIUFA's Status of Women Committee. Learn more @VIUStatusOfWomen Facebook page. \n\n\nNanaimo Campus Building Malaspina Theatre Lobby, building 310 \n\nhttps://events.viu.ca/vigil-national-day-remembrance-and-action-violence-against-womenNanaimo Campus Building Malaspina Theatre Lobby, building 310 falseaYqCFcQpUzxLBYhTummH26494

On December 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, a vigil is being held at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre to honour and remember the 14 young women who were murdered in the 1989 massacre at École Polytechnique. The event will begin in the Malaspina Theatre (Building 310) lobby at 10 am, where invited guest speakers will reflect on histories of violence and on pathways to a safer and more hopeful future. Attendees will then proceed to the Jardin des Quatorze, near Building 360, which is a memorial garden erected to honour the victims of the École Polytechnique massacre. The event concludes there with a vigil and a moment of silence.

Everyone is invited to attend. Masks are required for the indoor portions of the event. Vaccination passports are required if the attendance number exceeds 50 people. 

Vigil and moment of silence is part of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign and hosted in partnership by VIU Students' Union and VIUFA's Status of Women Committee.

Learn more @VIUStatusOfWomen Facebook page.