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.