February 9, 2016

Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: actions across Canada Feb 14th

Shafiqullah Aziz/ BASICS News
YCL-LJC Women's Commission's call for mobilization

This Valentine’s Day, the annual memorial march will honour the lives and memories of women who have been lost to gendered violence. The march, founded in Vancouver in 1991, first came about in response to the murder of a Coast Salish woman that received little attention by police or media. Although the march commemorates women of all backgrounds, emphasis will be given to native women, who are the disproportionate targets of this systemic violence.

The recently launched inquest is welcome news, but we need more than just words - we need real change!

À la St-Valentin, la marche commémorative annuelle rendra hommage à la mémoire des femmes victime de la violence genrée. La marche fondée à Vancouver en 1991 a débutée en réponse au meurtre d’une femme autochtone Salish du littoral qui avait reçu peu d’attention de la part de la police et des médias. Bien que la marche commémore les femmes de toutes les origines, l’emphase est mise sur les femmes autochtones qui sont disproportionnément la cible de cette violence systémique.

L'enquête récemment lancée sur les femmes autochtones disparue ou assassinées est un pas dans la bonne direction, mais nous avons besoin de plus que des mots - nous avons besoin besoin d'un véritable changement!

Below is an incomplete list of actions taking place. Please send in the details of actions in your area so we can circulate them further. Note that a few of the actions are occurring before Sunday, Feb 14th. All events with no date are occurring on Feb 14th.

Please take good quality pictures of the actions as Rebel Youth will be posting a debrief of the demos across the country! You can send photos to rebelyouthmag@gmail.com .


Calgary :
6:30 pm at Scarboro United Church, 134 Scarboro Avenue SW
18h30 à l'Église Unie de Scarboro, 134 Avenue Scarboro SW
February 10th, 7pm at Churchill Square


12pm at Simms Millennium Park

Maple Ridge:
12pm at Memorial Peace Park, 11900 224 Street

11 am at the Carnegie Community Centre Theatre, 401 Main Street 
11h00 au Carnegie Community Centre Theatre, 401 rue Main 

11am at Our Place Society, 919 Pandora Ave


6:30pm at City Hall, Carden St

Mississaugas of the New Credit FN:
February 10th, 5pm at Main St in Hagersville

6 pm at Early Years Center, 1 McGrigor St
18h00 au Centre Early Years, 1 rue McGrigor
February 13th, 10am at St. Paul’s Eastern United Church, 473 Cumberland St

Owen Sound:
12pm-4pm at 380 9th Street East, lower level

Thunder Bay:
12pm at City Hall, 500 Donald St East

12:30 pm at Toronto Police Headquarters, 40 College Street
12h30 au Centre de commandement de la police de Toronto, 40 rue College


Montréal :
3 pm at Saint-Laurent subway station
15h00 au métro Saint-Laurent

2pm at City Hall, 222 3rd Ave North

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