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December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the 1989 murders of 14 young women at l'Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal.

It is a time for us to reflect on violence against women and to remember those who have died from gender-based violence. It is also a day on which communities can consider concrete actions to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.

Program & Walk at UVic

Join us to express your commitment to ending gender-based violence. This year the Equity and Human Rights Office has worked with members of the university community to plan a short program and walk on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Classes are officially cancelled from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 @ 11:30am
3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria
Student Union Building, UVic

Candlelight Vigil at Royal Roads

Join Royal Roads University’s Diversity Action Group in LIC 411 to listen to speakers, share reflections and participate in a candlelight vigil at the top of the Neptune stairs.

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 @ 11am
2005 Sooke Road, Victoria
Royal Roads University

Memorial at Camosun

Camosun student ambassadors, as part of the Mental Health & Wellness initiative, will hold a memorial event in the Fisher Building at Lansdowne with resources from local support organizations working to eliminate violence against women in our community.

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 @ 2:30pm to 4:30pm
3100 Foul Bay Rd, Victoria
Fisher Building, Camosun College Lansdowne Campus

Candle Lighting Vigil

Poetry, music and story

Thursday, Dec. 6th, 2018 @ 5pm to 6pm
932 Balmoral Road, Victoria
First Met United Church

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