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Link round-up: Day of remembrance and action
[Trigger warning for discussion of violence.]
As many Shameless readers will be aware, today is the 22nd anniversary of the Montreal massacre, an event in which a man shot 28 people and killed 14 women, claiming to be “fighting feminism.” Much to the chagrin of many, the man’s name is known and published and remembered frequently in media coverage of commemorative events, but the names of the murdered women are often missing.
Today, we remember:
Genevieve Bergeron (born 1968), civil engineering student Helene Colgan (born 1966), mechanical engineering student Nathalie Croteau (born 1966), mechanical engineering student Barbara Daigneault (born 1967), mechanical engineering student Anne-Marie Edward (born 1968), chemical engineering student Maud Haviernick (born 1960), materials engineering student Maryse Laganiere (born 1964), budget clerk in the Ecole Polytechnique’s finance department Maryse Leclair (born 1966), materials engineering student Anne-Marie Lemay (born 1967), mechanical engineering student Sonia Pelletier (born 1961), mechanical engineering student Michele Richard (born 1968), materials engineering student Annie St-Arneault (born 1966), mechanical engineering student Annie Turcotte (born 1969), materials engineering student Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz (born 1958), nursing student
Also on this day, we continue the fight for an end to gender-based violence, and pay particular attention to the intersecting of oppressions that can enable violence. Read our guest blogger’s piece from earlier today for one perspective.
Here are some links for your perusal:
Please feel free to share more links in comments.