Montreal Massacre Memorial 2019

Date: 
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Join us once again for the Montréal Massacre Memorial on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

The event will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10:00am to 6:00pm, at the Library Square Conference Centre (The lower level of the Vancouver Public Library - 350 West Georgia Street).

This year we will be trying a different format but the program is as engaging as ever. The series of conversations feature speakers on stage with lots of opportunity for you, the audience, to comment, question and advance our analysis, strategies and actions towards achieving women’s safety, equality and liberation.

Program:

10:00

Beautiful Trouble: Creating Feminist Agitation, A conversation with Tamar Dina (Music Liberatory), Claire Heuchan (Sister Outrider) and One Angry Girl

11:15

Backlash and Resistance: 30 years since the Montréal Massacre, A conversation with Diane Matte (La CLES) and Dr. Marcia Braundy

12:15

Spotlight on local feminist projects: Wenlido (self defense for women), Vancouver Lesbian Collective and Record suspension for women convicted of crimes related to prostitution

12:45

Lunch break: coffee, tea, snacks and sandwiches (including vegan) by donation

1:15

Feminist review of "Reclaiming Power and Place" - the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, A conversation with Fay Blaney (Aboriginal Women’s Action Network)

2:00

Men, Women, Rape and the Criminal Justice System, A conversation with Sophia Hladik (VRRWS), Lianne Ritch (Sexual Assault Nurse), Professor Emerita Christine Boyle, Gwendoline Allison (Foy Allison Law) and Professor Janine Benedet

3:30

The Impact of Prostitution on Women, A conversation with Diane Redsky (Mama wi chi ita), Cherie Jimenez (Eva Centre), Alisa Bernard (Organization for Prostitution Survivors), Trisha Baptie (Formerly Exploited Voices Now Educating), Suzanne Jay (Asian Women for Equality), Natalie.Basmadjian & Diane Matte (La CLES)

5:00

Feminist Book Swap (Bring lots of books!)

As always, the event is free and wheelchair accessible