Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Remembering the victims of the Montreal Massacre Thursday

In commemoration of National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, this Thursday the Douglas College Women's Centre is putting on a series of events that are open to the public.

Thursday, Dec. 6
New West Campus, lecture theatre 2203

First up, the Women's Centre and Co-op Radio's The F Word present a screening of the award-winning The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America's most shameful and best-kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military.

The film will be followed by an open discussion with WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre about the film and violence against women. It's an opportunity to talk about these issues with members and leaders of the community and with organizations involved in women's rights and violence against women.

There will also be speakers at the event:

  • Blaine Jensen, Vice President of Douglas College
  • Dawn Black, MLA of New Westminster (the MLA who proposed in parliament to make Dec. 6 a national day of remembrance)
  • Judy Darcy, NDP Candidate for MLA of New Westminster 

And finally, a moment of silence to remember victims of the Montreal Massacre and victims of violence against women.

This event will have ASL interpreters. It is open to the public and admission is by donation. For more info visit the Facebook event page.