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Eternal Flame with Monument on Violence Against Women

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WOMENS MEMORIALS

Dedication of Monument on Violence Against Women and Lighting of Eternal Flame

Violence Against Women Monument

Marni Cheyne, Artist

CAW Paid Education Leave students joined with President Buzz Hargrove at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario on December 6th in a ceremony in remembrance of the 14 young women killed in 1989 in Montreal. Our union commissioned a bronze sculpture along with an eternal flame to serve as a reminder to all who visit the Centre of this horrific event and will perpetuate our union's ongoing commitment to end the violence in our homes, in our communities and in our workplaces.

The resolution submitted by the 1998 Women Activists class called for an eternal flame to be installed at the Centre and to be extinguished when violence against women has been eradicated.

Brother Hargrove stated... "December 6th now becomes a focus point for everyone to think about their commitment and what more they could be doing to ensure that anything like this never happens again..."

The plaque has the following inscription:

TO OUR DAUGHTERS:
We pledge we will work to transform
our world so that neither your dreams, nor
your lives, are cut short by violence.

On behalf of all CAW members,
we dedicate this Eternal Flame in the spirit of
our daughters in the belief that we can create
a more just and humane world.

DECEMBER 6, 1989, MONTREAL, IN MEMORY OF

Geneviève Bergeron Maryse Laganière
Hélène Colgan Maryse Leclair
Nathalie Croteau Anne-Marie Lemay
Barbara Daigneault Sonia Pelletier
Anne-Marie Edward Michèle Richard
Maud Haviernick Anne St-Arneault
Barbara Maria Klucznik Annie Turcotte

http://www.caw.ca/en/3619.htm



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