Volume 91, Issue 54
Wednesday, December 3, 1997
Saturday, Dec. 6 marks the eighth anniversary of the tragic killings at Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal. On that day in 1989, 14 female engineering students were shot by a man as they sat in their classroom. The Montréal Massacre will always be remembered as a horrifying event of violence against women.
This Friday, Western's CHRW radio in conjunction with the Women's Issues Network will take part in the National Day of Remembrance. There will be exclusively female hosts from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in honour of the 14 women slain and for all women who have ever been victims of violence. There will be local musicians playing live, speakers and special guests, program director Tom Everet said.
Brescia College will also participate in the National Day of Remembrance and will hold a ceremony at noon on Saturday to remember those slain.
John P. Noonan
Although the white ribbon campaign continues until Friday, today is the final day to obtain ribbons on campus.
The campaign symbolizes men opposed to violence against women and encourages men to take responsibility for their actions, said Western's campaign organizer David Christoffersen. He added this is the third year Western has taken part in the campaign.
Donations are encouraged in exchange for the white ribbons but are not necessary. The ribbons are available today in the atrium of the University Community Centre.
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