Share in remembering women lost to violence

By Contributor
December 2nd, 2010

Demonstrate your commitment to ending violence against women on Monday, Dec. 6 as the Boundary Women’s Coalition invites all women and men to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
Two events will be held; a brief flag lowering ceremony at 11:00 a.m. at Grand Forks City Hall, and a film showing event at 5:00 p.m. at Boundary Women’s Resource Centre on Market Avenue.
Canadian flags on all federal buildings, including the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill, are flown at half-mast on Dec. 6. This National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is commemorated in Canada each year on the anniversary of the 1989 Ecole Polytechnique Massacre in Montreal, in which 14 women were singled out for their gender and murdered. Women around the globe continue to be maimed, raped and slain because they are women. In Canada, this day is often marked by vigils, discussions and other reflections on violence against women.
A National Film Board of Canada production, Finding Dawn will be shown at 5:00 p.m. at the Boundary Women’s Resource Centre. Finding Dawn is a powerful film by Metis film maker Christine Welsh about the heart-wrenching reality of B.C’s missing and murdered Aboriginal women. Welsh introduces us to a few of the women who went to Vancouver to find employment and ended up trapped in skid row.
In Vancouver, and along the “Highway of Tears”, Welsh discovers the incredible strength and courage of family members who lost their daughters. Activists, family and community members demonstrate by profound example what transformative power there is in standing together and speaking out about the tragedy of losing loved ones. Doors open at 5pm and food will be provided. 

Please join to stand together in honour of the missing and murdered women and in support of their families. 

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