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« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2007, 02:23:22 PM »
This memorial will be at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre, Hamilton, sponsored by the Women's Centre Of Hamilton:
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Starts: December 6, 2007 - 5:30 PM

Ends: December 6, 2007 - 6:30 PM

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Workers Arts and Heritage Centre
51 Stuart St
Hamilton , L8L 1B5

Organization: Women's Centre Of Hamilton

Phone Number: 905-522-0127

Short Description: Please join us in remembering the 14 women who lost their lives to violence in the Montreal Massacre on Dec. 6, 1989 with a commemorative  vigil.

(Google Map here)

I was going to attend the Engineering/McMaster memorial at 12:30, but I might attend this one, too (or instead of).

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« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2007, 02:26:13 PM »
I have written my annual blog entry to mark the occasion.

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« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2007, 02:50:04 PM »
Here is an article in Hour about the commemoration here, focusing in part on the question of disproportionally lower funding for indigenous community women's shelters:

http://www.hour.ca/news/news.aspx?iIDArticle=13619

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One critical issue that will be addressed by the FFQ in collaboration with the Quebec Native Women's Association on this tragic anniversary is the disproportionately lower funding directed at women's shelters within indigenous communities in Quebec.

"Funding for indigenous women's centres in Quebec is on average $300,000 less than women's centres located outside of indigenous communities," explains Barbara Legault of FFQ. "This funding discrepancy occurs despite the fact that indigenous women are disproportionately experiencing violence within their lives, a clear illustration of institutionalized racism against indigenous people."


I'm working on that very question right now, but can't go into detail at the moment (client confidentiality, all that). Perhaps I'll be able to write about it later on.  It is sort of adding insult to injury, with the grave and multiple  problems experienced by Aboriginal women.
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
Rosa Luxemburg

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« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2007, 03:42:44 PM »

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« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2007, 03:58:58 PM »
You have all written great memorials - I thank you all for that.

skdadl, I also read the post article you linked to, then the wiki article on Laurie Dann. Too bad some writers can't be bothered to do any elementary research.  :roll:



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In his book "The Myth of Male Power", author Warren Farrell suggested Laurie Dann's actions were an example of women's violence against men. He claimed, erroneously, that Dann's victims had only been boys and men, and that she had burned down a Young Men's Jewish Council, burned two boys in a basement, shot her own son and had alleged that an eight-year old had raped her.[13] Men's rights activists have repeated the errors.[14]


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« Reply #35 on: December 06, 2007, 04:23:08 PM »
Thank you Miss Vicky for the names, skdadl for posting.
You made it easier to recite the names aloud on their day. The candle is still burning.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
Sir Winston Churchill

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« Reply #36 on: December 06, 2007, 04:27:26 PM »
I love the photo of that little girl. I think I first saw it when Audra posted it [somewhere?]. I hope she grows up to be stronger than I have been.

brebis noire, I had never heard of Laurie Dann before. I'm still reading that link. Och, the sadness.

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« Reply #37 on: December 06, 2007, 06:07:52 PM »
:hug: Great posts! Love that girl w/her sign, skdadl. And those are excellent action-ideas, Vicky :applause:

I went to the Engineering vigil at Mac today, but not the one uptown (the one tonight).  There's a beautiful memorial-stone in front of the Mac Engineering building, with the names of all 14 women.  I remembered that, last year, I really wished that I had a photo of the stone, with all the roses laid beneath it.  This year I remembered my camera:





(hoping there's no srs sidescroll)

I'll post them on my blog as soon as I can, tonight.

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« Reply #38 on: December 06, 2007, 06:16:21 PM »
That National Post article is almost unbelievable.  Anyone planning any letters?  What a moron.

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« Reply #39 on: December 06, 2007, 06:20:18 PM »
Beautiful stone, and beautiful photos, Kitty. That engineering departments should do this ... that affects me, an old-tyme teacher of English to engineering students -- who actually turned out to be charming as hell, and very hard workers.

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« Reply #40 on: December 06, 2007, 08:50:10 PM »
Good work everybody.  Voted for youse all at PB.  Just got back from the U of T Women Won't Forget vigil.  Estimate 200 people on a very chilly night.  A long line of women read multiple names of local women killed in 2007 :(. A few young guys with signs in remembrance of the 500 missing indigenous women in Canada were acknowledged.  Media coverage noted (may have been more) CTV, City & Pulse24 TV, cfrb radio.

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« Reply #41 on: December 06, 2007, 09:15:32 PM »
Never retreat, never explain, never apologize--get the thing done and let them howl.  -- Nellie McClung

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« Reply #42 on: December 07, 2007, 12:24:17 AM »
I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.

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« Reply #43 on: December 07, 2007, 01:07:43 AM »
What?  She almost sweared again???  And I missed it AGAIN!!!  Where???
Never retreat, never explain, never apologize--get the thing done and let them howl.  -- Nellie McClung

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« Reply #44 on: December 07, 2007, 01:12:54 AM »
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that the bastards really are such bastards
Meh.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
Sir Winston Churchill

 

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