December 6th – Vigil and Pajama Drive

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women 

Unifor Local 199 Women’s Committee invites all members to join us at the union hall (124 Bunting Road) from 7-830PM for a candlelight vigil and guest speaker from Women’s Place of South Niagara.

We will hold a candlelight vigil and remember the 14 young women who were murdered at Polytechnique Montréal (December 6, 1989) over 30 years ago. This act of violent misogyny shook our country and led to designating December 6 as The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. As we mourn their loss and remember their lives, we reaffirm our commitment to fight the hatred that led to this tragedy, and the misogyny that still exists today.

Women’s Place of South Niagara (formerly Nova House and Serenity Place) is an organization that works to stop abuse and violence against women and children by providing safety through shelter, counselling, education, advocacy and community partnerships. Women’s Place will join us in discussing how we can advocate and address the stereotypes that lead to gender-based violence at home and in our communities. Learn more about Women’s Place here  https://womensplacesn.org/

Pajama Drive

We are also collecting *NEW* women’s pajamas (all sizes) to be donated to Women’s Place. Members are encouraged to bring donations to the union hall.

Contact Kate Semenchuk, Lorie Peacock or Jessica McCourt(289-228-5967) to arrange alternative drop off. Drop off by DECEMBER 8

If you plan to join us on December 6 – let us know! Contact Kate Semenchuk ksem22@live.ca

In solidarity,
Local 199 Women’s Committee

To view poster, click here

 

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