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A Day To Remember...


Compiled and Written by Irene Stuber
who is solely responsible for its content.

    "A day to remember the 14 young women students who were murdered at L'Ecole Poytechnique in Montreal, 1989 because they were women.

    "A day to remember and honour all the women who have died by violence.

    "A day to remember and honour the girls and women who live with violence.

    "A day to take action to stop violence against girls and women.

    "December 6 is a day to join together to recognize violence against women and to make a commitment to safety for the girls and women in the community."


On this day, December 6, 1989, at the University of Montreal's school of engineering, fourteen women were murdered in cold blood by a lone gunman. They were all shot down because they were women, because as the killer said, "You're all fucking feminists. I'm against feminism. That's why I'm here."

Please take a moment to remember those young women:

Genevieve Bergeron, age 21
Helene Colgan, age 23
Nathalie Croteau, age 23
Barbara Daigneault, age 22
Anne-Marie Edward, age 21
Maud Haviernick, age 29
Barbara Maria Klucznik, age 31
Maryse Laganiere, age 25
Maryse Leclair, age 23
Anne-Marie Lemay, age 27
Sonia Pelletier, age 28
Michele Richard, age 21
Annie St-Arneault, age 23
Annie Turcotte, age 21

As you go about your day, the week, the year, never forget these women, never forget that violence against all women is endemic to the world in which we are living. We must never rest until every woman is safe from the threat and fear of being assaulted, raped, battered, mutilated, or murdered because of her gender. - And yes, every man, but that's another problem since it's men who do the most killing.

On this day please remember these women of Montreal, and remember all of the women who have suffered for no other reason than they were born women.

In British Columbia - For information on December 6 activities contact your local woman-serving organizations, or call Enquiry BC at 1-800-663-7867 and ask to be connected to the local area office of the Regional Program Coordinator for the Ministry of Women's Equality.

The BC Ministry of Women's Equality gave Women of Achievement and Herstory permission to use their marvelous pictorial and elegy to the slain women both at the institute and those who die daily from male violence. See

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