A Duty to Remember: 30th Commemoration of the École Polytechnique Massacre

When:
December 6, 2019 all-day
2019-12-06T00:00:00-06:00
2019-12-07T00:00:00-06:00
Where:
Engineering Atrium, University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus
75 Chancellors Cir
Winnipeg
MB R3T 5V6
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Brandy O'Reilly
(204) 474-7938

On December 6, 1989, at approximately  5 PM, what should have been a joyful celebration of camaraderie and the end of the school semester, turned into a tragedy. A man entered a classroom at École Polytechnique de Montréal with an assault weapon. He ordered the men to go to one side of the room and the women to go to the other. He targeted the female engineering students and shot them. The tragic murder of 14 brilliant and creative women, beloved sisters and cherished daughters, sparked a deep outrage among the population. Governments quickly declared December 6th  as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

Join us on December 6th for the following events:

December 6, 2019 – 11 AM  Commemoration Event & Memorial Wall Unveiling including reflections from Ruth Eden [88 B.Sc. (C.E.), 02 M. Sc.]  Atrium, Engineering Information & Technology Complex, University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus

December 6, 2019 – 4 PM  Live viewing of the Montreal Commemoration Event Atrium, Engineering Information & Technology Complex, University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus

December 2 – 6, 2019  TAKE THE PLEDGE  #MYActionsMatter  Sign the pledge to take action towards ending gender-based violence