Commemorate National Day of Remembrance at York

National Day of Remembrance Rose

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women will open at York University with a ceremony by Aboriginal Elder Laureen Waters.

National Day of Remembrance PosterThe event will take place Dec. 5, from 11:30am to 12:30pm, in Vari Hall, Keele campus. The Centre for Human Rights invites everyone to attend. Hot chocolate will be served.

National Day of Remembrance will be commemorated at York

York President & Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri and Chenthoori Malankov of the Sexual Assault Survivor’s Support Line at York will give remarks.

Professor Tania Das Gupta, undergraduate program director, Department of Equity Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, will deliver the keynote address.

The day is in commemoration of the 24th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, an act of gender-based violence that left 14 young women dead on the campus of l’Ecole Polytechnique Montreal.

In 1991, the Parliament of Canada established Dec. 6 as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. It presents an opportunity for members of the York community to acknowledge and reflect on the issues of violence against women as it remains a serious problem in Canada.

York is recognizing the day on Dec. 5 this year to remember all individuals who have been impacted by gender-based violence.