Students, faculty and staff will take part in a special ceremony on Memorial University’s St. John’s campus Thursday, Dec. 6, to commemorate the tragic anniversary of 1989’s Montreal Massacre.
Fourteen women were killed because of their gender at l’École Polytechnique in Montreal, Que. The anniversary coincides with the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada.
A news release states that this year’s vigil will reflect upon “action” — the kind of action needed by all members of the community in order to prevent, reduce and eliminate violence against women in Newfoundland and Labrador.
This year is the 23rd anniversary of the tragedy. The vigil will be held in EN-2006 in the Engineering (S.J. Carew) building. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a small reception in the main foyer.
Free parking is available in lots marked 16 and 16A.