National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
December 6 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm$33
The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women was named by the Federal Government to remember the 14 young women whose lives ended in an act of gender-based violence that shocked the nation in 1989 at L’ecole Polytechnique Technical School in Montreal. Today it represents an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on actions to end violence against women, especially the most vulnerable in our society.
The UWCV has long advocated for action to address sexual exploitation including prostitution which is a form of gender-based violence. Join us for a conversation with special guest Sgt. Kristi Kurtz from the RCMP’s Missing Persons Centre whose experience dealing with cases of trafficking and the sexual abuse of young girls will help us develop answers for how best to stop this type of human rights violation.
This event is a fundraiser for our CFUW L’ecole Polytechnique Commemorative Award. $20 of the ticketed price will be donated and tax receipts will be issued.
$31+tax – UWCV Members
$33+tax – Non-Members