Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Business | By Max Garcia

Local residents honour Montreal Massacre victims

Local residents honour Montreal Massacre victims

My Sisters' Place will host a gathering Wednesday to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre.

There were tears, songs, and words of remembrance as Londoners gathered to honour the victims of the Montreal Massacre.

Bouquets of red, pink and white roses were laid outside Ecole polytechnique on Wednesday at the foot of a plaque bearing the names of the 14 women who were killed there 28 years ago. Each beam of light will be lit one at a time when the names of the 14 victims are called out during the ceremony.

Johb said the recent movement in Hollywood with actresses coming forward with allegations of abuse and harassment needs to be used as the first major step to end violence and abuse against women. Almost 40 per cent of women in Canada who reported assault by an intimate partner said their children witnessed the assault. "We want to start that conversation, we want to start changing that culture and we want more men involved in that conversation and to take an active role", said Clinton.

"This event is named a ritual and a ritual by its very design honours grief, sadness, and anger and then moves through that to transform it into hope for action", said Young-Milani.

The date also falls within the annual 16 Days of Activism campaign which begins on November 25 with the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women and runs until December 10 with Human Rights Day. It happened at a place of privilege, at a university.

"I think it's really a positive thing what the Man Up group is doing".

This was the third year Taniya Nagpal, a representative of the Society of Graduate Students at Western University attended the ritual.

"We as individuals have a responsibility to respect everyone regardless of their gender", said Nagpal.

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