December 6th Memorial - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

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December 6th Memorial - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Time: December 6, 2012 from 12:15pm to 1pm
Location: Husky Oil Great Hall, Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary
City/Town: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Website or Map: http://http://www.swc-cfc.gc.…
Event Type: national, rememberance
Organized By: Women's Resource Center, University of Calgary
Latest Activity: Dec 4, 2012

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About the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

2012 December 6th Memorial Logo Contest Honorarium Recipient Sabrina IslamDecember 6th was declared by Canada's Parliament as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women following the murder of 14 women at L'Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal on this day in 1989.  Remembering this horrific event has become the basis of recognizing and supporting action against widespread violence committed against women in our society. 

What:  December 6th Memorial - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
When:  Thursday, December 6, 12:15 - 1pm
Where: Husky Oil Great Hall, Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary

Admission is free and open to the public.  

Speakers:

  • Dru Marshall, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), U of C
  • Cindy Provost, Aboriginal Liaison Officer, Calgary Police Service
  • Jennifer Koshan, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, U of C
  • Kenya-Jade Pinto, Student Union Vice-President (Academic), U of C

Music by Walter MacDonald, Chantal Chagnon and Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes.

December 6th Commemorative Candles

The making of the December 6th candles stems from a tradition started in 1987 by the Canadian Voice of Women who began making candles to promote peace.  The purpose of these candles is to not only remember the lives of the 14 women who died tragically on December 6, 1989, but to inspire us to do what is within our power to bring an end to violence.   The candles are hand-made by members of the University community.  We use locally produced100% pure beeswax candles.

 

Candle Making

Please join us for candle-making at the Women's Resource Centre!  Drop in and bring your lunch for good company and having fun!  Free coffee & tea provided.

Thursday, November 15 until Thursday, November 22, 11am - 2pm 

 

Candle Sales

Candles will be sold at the WRC booth/table by the stairs near the Black Lounge, MacEwan Hall from 11am to 3pm on the following dates:

Wednesday , November 28
Thursday, November 29
Monday, December 3
Tuesday, December 4
Wednesday, December 5
Thursday, December 6 (At the Memorial in the Rozsa Centre from 12 to 1:30pm)

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