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Vigil: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Friday, December 6th, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Mingling Area, Knowles-Douglas Building


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Brandon University (BU) will host a vigil on Friday, Dec. 6 in the Mingling Area of the Knowles-Douglas Students’ Union Centre to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

Kiran Nazish

Guest speakers will include Stanley Knowles Distinguished Visiting Professor Kiran Nazish, Dr. Eftihia Mihelakis of BU’s Languages department, and Indigenous and international student representatives.

Following the ceremony, at 1:40 p.m., there will be a free screening of Polytechnique at the Evans Theatre. Polytechnique tells the story of the 1989 murder of 14 women at l’École Polytechnique in Montreal as recalled by two students who witnessed the shootings.

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is held on December 6 each year in commemoration of the tragedy that took place at l’École Polytechnique 30 years ago, honouring all who have experienced gender-based violence. It is also an occasion to look ahead, to speak out, and to take action to prevent gender-based violence in the future.

The Dec. 6 vigil at BU is a collaborative effort between the following groups and organizations:

  • Brandon University Gender & Women’s Study Program
  • Brandon University Student Services
  • Brandon Women’s Resource Centre
  • Brandon’s YWCA Women’s Shelter
  • Brandon University Aboriginal Students’ Collective
  • Brandon University Women’s Collective
  • Brandon University Status of Women Review Committee

Trigger Warning: Polytechnique contains sensitive material that may be emotionally triggering. Scenes in the movie may be upsetting to some viewers.

Please contact Carla Navid at NavidC@BrandonU.ca or 204-727-7498 with any accessibility considerations.

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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 6th, 2019
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Sexualized Violence Education and Prevention Coordinator


Mingling Area, Knowles-Douglas Building
270-18th Street
Brandon, MB R7A 6A9