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29th Annual December 6th Memorial Service-SJ

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Nov 28, 2018

Category: News and Notices

The 29th Annual December 6th Memorial Service will take place on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 6 - 7 p.m., in the Mary Oland Theatre, NB Museum in Market Square.

Every year since the tragedy of December 6th, 1989, UNB Saint John has held a memorial to honour the memories of those 14 young women who were senselessly killed because they wanted to become engineers.  But, unfortunately, gender-based violence is as prevalent today, as it was in 1989. Thus this year's service will not just remember these 14 women, it will also address the current climate of misogyny. To this end, our speakers will be discussing issues of violence against indigenous women, of violence against Muslim women, and of violence against the trans-gender community. But as our motto is 'First mourn, then work for change,' other speakers will be discussing how the local Saint John community has been working tirelessly to challenge this misogyny.

Speakers from the Sexual Assault Response team, the Female Empowerment Movement, the CUPE women' committee (and others) will provide up to date information on their work to help erase gender-based violence.  Tricia Wilson and Jilian Wong will provide the musical  offerings, and there will be a short candle-lit vigil at the end of the memorial, from the Mary Oland theater to Loyalist Plaza.

All university and community members are welcome to attend.

For more information, please contact:

Chris Doran
1 506 648 5729


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