A bit late on this, but it’s worth it. I realized yesterday that I completely forgot my friend Erica’s birthday (Sorry!) Usually I remember, so I can only think it is a result of not being in Canada and having the usual Fall reminders. I also forgot Dec 6: the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. This a Canadian event commemorating the Montreal Massacre at École Polytechnique. Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of that horrible event. Fourteen women were killed and several more injured by a man who came in with a gun, asked the men to leave, said ‘I hate feminists’ and opened fire.
Sadly, this is not an isolated example of violence against women. So, December 6 has become a day for awareness and action to make all women safe from violence. If you would like to learn more, check out Women Against Violence Against Women.