Memorial University of Newfoundland Memorial Plaque

Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland, CA

Category: Rose

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In memory of the 14 women murdered on December 6th, 1989, at L'Ecole Polytechnique, University of Montreal.

"December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

"Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day coincides with the sad anniversary of the 1989 Montreal Massacre when fourteen young women were tragically killed at Ecole Polytechnique because of their gender.

"It represents a time to pause and reflect on the phenomenon of violence against women in our society. It is also a time to have a special thought for all the women and girls who live daily with the threat of violence or who have died as a result of deliberate acts of gender-based violence.

"Last but not least, it is a day for communities and individuals to reflect on concrete actions that each of us can take to prevent and eliminate all forms of violence against women.

"Each year, Memorial holds a December 6th Candlelight Vigil in remembrance of the victims of the 1989 Montreal Massacre. View photos of the 2008 Vigil."