December 6th Vigil


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Take time to remember, reflect and recommit.
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Each year, Memorial University's Sexual Harassment Office holds a vigil on the St. John’s campus to commemorate the 14 women who were killed because of their gender at l'École Polytechnique in Montreal, Que. on Dec. 6, 1989.

This remembrance ceremony coincides with the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada.

This year's event will be held virtually, due to the ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19.

The Sexual Harassment Office and the Department of Gender Studies invite members of the Memorial University community as well as the community at large to join us virtually as we honour these women and reflect upon concrete actions that each of us can take as a shared responsibility to prevent and eliminate gender-based violence.

The 2021 December 6th Virtual Vigil will premiere on this page on Dec. 6, 2021 at 6 p.m. NST.