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Digital moment of silence

Friday, December 4th, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm

Brandon University

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Every December, the country pauses to remember the 14 women who lost their lives in a mass shooting at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1989. This year’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women will feature a digital moment of silence, when everyone is asked to set aside time for reflection and to avoid online commitments.

The digital moment of silence is set for 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, a time chosen to minimize impact on classes. It is suggested that you pause for at least 15 minutes: one minute for each victim of the l’École Polytechnique massacre, plus one minute for wider reflection on a future without gender-based violence. Please turn of all screens and committ instead to quiet reflection. That means no emails, no social media, and no video conferencing. A quiet time for you to collect your thoughts.

We are also providing a Zoom background for you to recognize the Day. The background lists the names of the 14 women who lost their lives at l’École Polytechnique: Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie Croteau, Barbara Daigneault, Anne-Marie Edward, Maud Haviernick, Maryse Laganière, Maryse Leclair, Anne-Marie Lemay, Sonia Pelletier, Michèle Richard, Annie St-Arneault, Annie Turcotte, and Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz. It is available at BrandonU.ca/SWRC.

For more information, see our news post.

Brandon University is committed to being an accessible institution. To ensure that any event is available to all who are interested in attending, please advise us in advance of any accessibility considerations. Accessibility contact: communications@brandonu.ca


Friday, December 4th, 2020
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
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Brandon University
270 18th Street
Brandon, MB