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December 2, 2015

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December 6 – National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women

BURNABY - On December 6, we mark the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre, where 14 women were singled out because of their gender and murdered. One of those women, Maryse Laganière, was a CUPE member who worked at the school.

CUPE is challenging violence against women at the bargaining table, on the political front and in our communities. Many CUPE members and staff across the country work daily to end gender-based violence and support workers and families affected.

December 6 Events across B.C.

Remember the victims of violence against women and renew your resolve to end violence against all women by attending one of these local events:

Abbotsford - Awareness Event, 1-4PM on Dec 5 at Mill Lake Park on Bevan Avenue

Kamloops - Shoe Memorial, 10AM-2PM at St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour Street

Kelowna - Candlelight Walk, 6:30-8PM from Spring Valley Elementary to Mindy Tran Memorial

Nanaimo – Candle & Pledge Distribution, 12-4PM on Dec 5 & 6 at the Woodgrove Mall

Prince George - Rally Protesting Poverty & Violence Against Women - 12-2PM on Dec 5 at Courthouse Square

Penticton - Vigil, 3-8PM at OUC Penticton Campus

Surrey - Candlelight vigil, 4-6PM at Holland Park

Vancouver - Shoe Memorial, 9AM-3PM (Ceremony at 12PM) at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Victoria - Candlelight vigil, 5-6PM at the BC Legislature

Vernon & North Okanagan - Self-defense workshop, December 6th, 5:00 pm at Sundance Martial Arts 2905A-43 Avenue

View BC Fed poster here.

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