Occupy Respect

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Occupy Respect

Time: December 6, 2012 from 8:30am to 9:30am
Location: Marker of Change in Thornton Park
Street: Main Street and Terminal Avenue
City/Town: Vancouver, BC
Phone: rememberoursisterseverywhere@gmail.com
Event Type: vigil
Organized By: Women's Monument Committee
Latest Activity: Dec 5, 2012

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December 6th, 2012
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Marker of Change, the Women's Monument in Thornton Park
Main Street and Terminal Avenue
Vancouver, BC

8:30am - Ritual candle lighting, laying of flowers, setup posters
9:00am - Ceremony: Squamish Elder Audrey Rivers gives opening prayer 
9:30am to 4:30pm - Vigil/Occupation

Respect for girls
Respect for women
Respect for all living beings
Respect for the Earth

Occupy Respect Ceremony in Thornton Park at 9:00 am
Noon ceremony at the Richmond Women's Resource Centre

The Ceremony protests violence against women and envisions respect as a way to peace. We will begin by acknowledging unceded Coast Salish territory as Squamish Elder Audrey Rivers gives the opening prayer. Posters, statements will provide a glimpse of the massive efforts worldwide to end the violence. The Raging Grannies will sing. Artist Margaret Dragu (aka Lady Justice) and musician Eileen Kage will perform an action as part of the ceremony.

A Meditation for those living and dead who have suffered from violence will then precede a minute of silence.

Closing song by the Raging Grannies.

Posters and pens will be available for participants to write their vision/prayers/commitments concerning respect. With ideas such as:

Mutual respect between women
respect for aboriginal women
respect for difference, cultural respect
respect for girls, women, young girls, respect for each other, respect on-line, social media respect, respect 24/7, respect for the environment, the earth, for animals, all living beings. 

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