Join us for the Montreal Massacre Memorial on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. This year, the event falls on the original date of the Montreal Massacre, December 6th, and as in previous years, we will hold it at the Vancouver Public Library – Central Branch, from 10:00am – 6:00pm. Once again, the rich program will include a film festival, lecture series, and roundtable conversations. The event is free and open to all.
Marking 25 years since the Montreal Massacre, we will feature Dr. Lee Lakeman’s lecture - Backlash, Revolt, Reforms: The (real) story of the Montreal Massacre
Other highlights of the day: arTalk: Portrayal of Women’s Victimhood and Resistance - a conversation between filmmaker Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, poet Sheri-D Wilson, and photographer Cherry Smiley.
Film screening: Duma دمى (Dolls in Arabic) - the first film in the Arab world to deal with sexual assault of women and girls. Filmmaker Abeer Zeibak Haddad reveals the stories of five women who dare to disclose the sexual abuse they endured by men in their close circle of family and friends.
Lectures and panels: Lawyer Gwendoline Allison and CTV Journalist Mi Jung Lee on the trial of pimp and trafficker Reza Moazami; Professor Janine Benedet on Canada’s new prostitution law (aka bill C-36); Professor Mary-Anne Kandrack on challenging Rape Culture on campus; Dr. Marcia Braundy about the Sexist Backlash Against Women in Trades & Technology Activists Rosa Elena Ortega, Alejandra Lopez and Suzanne Baustad will discuss the impossible situation of women escaping male violence in other countries who seek refuge in Canada and Dr. Almaz Zelleke will speak about Women’s Equality arguments for Basic Income.
Roundtable conversations will make the connection between Violence against Women and the Destruction of the Earth, discuss strategies to end Wife Murder, as well as strategies to end hunger for Women and Children in BC, explore the potential of a National Inquiry on the Murder of Aboriginal Women, and build bridges between 2nd wave and 3rd wave feminists. Please visit our website to see the full program http://www.rapereliefshelter.bc.ca/learn/resources/program-montreal-mass...
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