My Scribbled Secret Notebooks

Some pages from the not so secret online journal of Lynna Goldhar Smith artist and writer.

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I am reposting this from a few years ago because today is December 6th.  and every year on this day I like to take a moment to reflect and remember what happened on this day 28  years ago.

On December 6 in Canada many of us commemorate the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre,at L’École Polytechnique de Montréal. On that terrible day December 6 1989 14 innocent young women were gunned down-in a senseless and horrific act of violence against women. They were young engineering students-most of them-one of them was a clerk in the school office-one of them was 35 years old-and had gone back to school to study nursing. They were all filled with hopes dreams and aspirations. .For 45 minutes on Dec. 6, 1989 the killer, who’s name I will not mention, roamed the corridors of Montreal’s École Polytechnique screaming  “I hate feminists.”  Please take the time to say their names aloud-or read them slowly in your mind, and help me mark this day.

The women’s names were:

Genevieve Bergeron, 21 Helene Colgan, 23 Nathalie Croteau,23 Barbara Daigneault, 22 Anne-Marie Edward, 21, Maud Haviernick, 31, Maryse Leclair, 23, Anne-Marie Lemay, 27 Sonia Pelletier, 28 Michelle Richard, 21 Annie St-Arneault, 23,                                  Annie Turcotte, 21 Barbara Marie Klueznick, 35 Maryse Laganiere, 35

As you go about your daily  life today, please remember that Violence Against Women and Girls continues to be a massive global problem.  I think about the Murdered and Missing Indigenous women and I want everyone to do the same.  We have to make this issue more important. You could go here and donate to this organization.These folks have some good things figured out.

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Death-Dancing-2FOR ALL LOST GIRLS AND WOMEN

3 thoughts on “Remembering December 6.

  1. melanie says:

    so gratifying to see this awful thing remembered….i was at the University of Guelph when that happened….i remember it so vividly. thank you, Lynna….xoxo

  2. Deanna says:

    It is important that we remember this tragedy and do what we can to prevent this from happening again! Thank you for posting this important message.

    1. Lynna G says:

      Thanks for your support. Deanna.

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