December 6 – National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women
- Created: Friday, 31 October 2014
Since 1991, December 6th has officially been known as the National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. This December 6th marks the 25th Anniversary of the day when 14 female Engineering students were massacred at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal; this was a direct act to target women and to "fight feminism". In addition to remembering the lives of the 14 women who were taken much too early, December 6th is also an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on the occurrence of violence against women in our society.
The evening of December 6th at the Moose Jaw Public Library, Moose Jaw Transition House will be hosting a screening of the powerful documentary "It's a Girl", which discusses the question "why are 200 million girls 'missing'?" There will be refreshments and snacks for all to enjoy.