Each December, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter remembers the Montréal Massacre and invites the public to participate in a day of action to end violence against women. I’m excited to announce that this year’s event will include the first public screening of my short documentary, “Men at Work: Fighting Sexism”, about the men who support Rape Relief by volunteering for their fundraising committee, “Friends of Rape Relief”. (It’s a group I am proud to have been a member of for 10 years now!) Based on interviews I conducted with several current and former volunteers, and including footage of our Walkathon, Tin Can street fundraisers and more, I think this 8-minute documentary does a good job of summarizing why we do this work – and maybe it will inspire others to do the same. I’ve worked very hard on it, and got lots of great support and feedback from the Collective at VRR – and I am very pleased with the result. “Men at Work: Fighting Sexism” screens alongside another film, “MACHO”, that profiles a group of men in Nicaragua who formed their own anti-sexist group. This screening runs from 12:30 to 1:45, and the event is held at the Main Branch of the Vancouver Public Library. Other events, screenings, and discussions will happen throughout the day from 10am to 6pm. You’ll find a full list of the events on the Rape Relief website. I hope you can come out for this free event, and hope to see you there!