20th annual Day of Remembrance and Action – This Saturday at main VPL

decembersix If you’re as concerned as I am about the discrimination, sexism and violence against women that are still all too prevalent in our society, I invite you to come to this event happening on Saturday – the 20th annual Day of Remembrance and Action, 10-6 at the main library. dec6-a It’s now 20 years since the worst targeted act of violence against women in Canadian history, the slaughter of 14 female engineering students at the Ecole Polytechnique. This annual event continues to honour and remember those young women whose futures were destroyed. But it’s also a day of action, discussion, debate, awareness… and of hope for the future. dec6-2 I especially recommend signing up for the “Walk in Her Shoes” – a half-hour roleplaying exercise that lets men and women experience the choices faced by a woman trying to escape a violent man in BC. It’s a riveting experience that leads to eye-opening and lively discussions. A new walk starts every half hour from 10 to 5. If you’d like to join me for a specific time, let me know and hopefully I can “walk” with you. I’ll be there for part of the day – hopefully I’ll see you there too!

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