UVic day of action on violence against women

On the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, we will remember and honour the victims of many forms of violence, learn about resources and research in our community, and affirm our commitment to resist and bring about an end to gender-based violence.

In earlier years the focus was on the massacre in Montreal. More recently the lens has been widening to look at the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada, violence against people who openly challenge the gender binary, against sex trade workers, violence that occurs on campus, and violence in the forms of racism and poverty.

This year's event will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Michèle Pujol Room (SUB), with opportunities to participate in facilitated discussion groups to identify the ways systemic violence occurs in various aspects of life at UVic (for example the classroom, social life, employment, etc.). The discussion will also look at how this violence is currently being addressed and further steps that could be taken.

Free chili (vegan and gluten-free) will be available. There will be bus tickets and a fund to offset childcare costs available at the event, as well as a sign language interpreter.

Classes and exams have been cancelled from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to allow students, staff and faculty to attend. The broader community is also welcome.

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Keywords: violence, gender

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