December 6th ACTION @ Marker of Change

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December 6th ACTION @ Marker of Change

Time: December 6, 2014 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Location: Marker of Change, the Women's Monument
Street: Main St and Terminal Ave
City/Town: Vancouver, BC
Phone: Contact: rememberoursisterseverywhere@gmail.com
Event Type: december, 6th, vigil/action
Organized By: Women's Monument Action Committee
Latest Activity: Dec 3, 2014

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Event Description

December 6th 25 Years Later: CONNECT at Marker of Change

This December 6th is the 25th anniversary of the assassination of 14 women at L'Ecole Polytechnique, at the University of Montreal.

Please join the ceremony and protest actions at the site of the Women's Monument to honour all women and girls who have suffered violence.

Where: Thornton Park, Main St and Terminal Ave in Vancouver, at the site of Marker of Change.

When: 10:30 to 11:30am, Saturday, December 6th

Ceremony:

MC Angela Marie MacDougall of Battered Women's Support Services will guide us through the event.

Welcome by Audrey Rivers, Squamish First Nations Elder.

Women’s Warrior Song to be introduced and led by women from Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

Lorelei Williams, St'at'imc/Sts'ailes First Nations woman and founder of Butterflies in Spirit, will share the "Am I Next?" call to action, which includes the call for a federal inquiry into the missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Margaret Dragu, as Lady Justice, leads a group of multi-disciplinary artists in an art-aktion called The Library Project - a tribute to Malala Yousafzai, the 16 year old shot by the Taliban for promoting education of girls.

Actions:

Mid-ceremony a circle of protest actions will take place simultaneously, as participants explore the circle.

Students will "Carry That Weight" by carrying a mattress onto the site to echo and amplify the action of the student who was raped in her dorm while attending the University of Columbia.

Pink crosses will be raised at the site to draw attention to the heart-rending protests in Mexico where the City of Juarez has had one of the highest murder rates of women and girls in the world.

Wenlido women's self defense instructor Jennifer Kirkey will hold a demonstration.

The "Leftover Women" phenomenon in China will be challenged by a woman from the Richmond Women's Resource Centre.

Meet the Elected Officials, an opportunity to discuss the issue of violence against women with our representatives.

Ceremony:

The Raging Grannies will sing one a unique songs of protest, written for the day.

Dalannah Gail Bowen will also sing to bring us together towards the end of the ceremony.

A group meditation will be followed by a minute of silence.

For more information: rememberoursisterseverywhere@gmail.com

Organized by: Women's Monument Action Committee

Complimentary hot beverages on site.

We hope to see you there!

After the ceremony, Women Transforming Cities invites participants ... (see below!)

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Comment by ROSE on December 1, 2014 at 9:19pm

After the ceremony, Women Transforming Cities invites participants for free hot drinks and snacks:
12:00 to 2:00pm
Saturday, December 6th
at the Heartwood Community Cafe

http://womentransformingcities.org/

Comment by ROSE on November 26, 2014 at 9:15pm

Comment by ROSE on November 24, 2014 at 9:35pm

Everyone is welcome to attend the 22nd Women Transforming Cities Café. This café is an opportunity for folks attending the Thornton Park event -- and for anyone who wants to commemorate the lives of women and girls who have suffered violence – to come together and connect in a warm place. Hot drinks and snacks will be provided. Please email us at info@womentransformingcities.org for help with childcare costs.

When: Dec. 6th, 2104
Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Heartwood Cafe,  317 East Broadway  Vancouver, BC (604) 872-3166

http://womentransformingcities.org/

Comment by ROSE on November 23, 2014 at 8:36pm

Comment by ROSE on October 11, 2014 at 10:42am

Comment by ROSE on October 9, 2014 at 10:35pm

Comment by ROSE on October 9, 2014 at 10:32pm

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