Posts made in February, 2017


(français ci-dessous) Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 Flashmob: 5pm in downtown Montreal (the exact location will be announced the day before the event) Community Dinner: 6pm at the Native Friendship Centre, 2001 Boul St-Laurent This Valentine’s Day, Missing Justice calls on Montrealers to honour the lives and memories of women who have been lost to gendered and racialized violence through a flashmob and community dinner. Since 2008, Missing Justice has organized a memorial march to honour missing and murdered women. The march was founded in Vancouver in 1991, and first came about in response to the murder of a Coast Salish woman that received little attention by police and media. Through this action, we commemorate women of all backgrounds, giving emphasis to Indigenous women who are the disproportionate targets of this systemic violence. Due to the dangers that the cold weather presented at last year’s march, this year’s action will be held indoors at a public downtown location (to be announced the day before the event) in order to promote safety and accessibility. While the inquiry launched last fall came as welcome news, there are still improvements to be made. A recent report card by the Native Women’s Association of Canada emphasizes that the standards and methods by which the inquiry is being conducted need to be improved in order to ensure that it is as effective as possible and that it provides adequate support to those who are participating in the process. The community dinner will feature a line-up of speakers and performers (to be announced). Come out to show your love and demand concrete action from all levels of government to eliminate systemic violence! Accessibility Information: The locations for the dinner and action are wheelchair accessible. Please let us know 48 hours in advance if you need an accessible taxi. Childcare available with 48 hours notice. For any additional information please send an email to action@genderadvocacy.org. ****** Mobilisation éclair (flashmob) et souper commémoratif annuel pour honorer les vies des femmes assassinées et disparues mardi 17 février 2017 La mobilisation éclair : 17h au centre-ville de Montréal (l’endroit exact sera annoncé la veille de l’évènement). Le souper : 18h au Centre d’amitié autochtone de Montréal, 2001 boul. St-Laurent. En cette St-Valentin, pour une 8e année, une activité commémorative ainsi qu’un souper communautaire honoreront la mémoire des femmes ayant été victimes de violence raciale et genrée. L’événement fondé à Vancouver en 1991, a été créé suite au meurtre d’une femme issue de la communauté Salishe n’ayant reçu que très peu d’attention de la part des médias et des forces policières. Malgré le fait que le mouvement commémore les victimes de...

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