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Link round-up: Day of remembrance and action

December 6th, 2011     by Julia Horel     Comments

[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:

The next generation - and what women sometimes forget - on December 6th

Montreal massacre survivor slams plan to scrap long-gun registry

REMEMBERING THE WOMEN FORGOTTEN ON DECEMBER 6TH: SPOKEN WORD BY ANISHINAABE POET LENA RECOLLET + AN INCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH BENGALI POET SHAUNGA TAGORE

National Film Board event in Toronto tonight

Abuse in Lesbian Relationships: Information and Resources

Please feel free to share more links in comments.

Tags: anti-violence, rape culture

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