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 23 years ago.
On that terrible day December 6 1989 these 14 innocent young women were gunned down in a senseless act of violence against women.
Please take the time to say their names aloud or read them slowly in your mind.
The women’s names were:
Anne-Marie Edward, Anne-Marie Lemay, Annie St Arneault,
Annie Turcotte, Barbara Daigneault, Barbara Maria Klucznik, Genevieve Bergeron
Helene Colgan, Maryse LeClaire, Maryse Leganiere, Maud Haviernier, Michele Richard,
Nathalie Croteau, Sonia Pelletier.
I don’t want the world to forget their names. Today I am not mentioning the name of their killer. It’s their names I want to think about.
As you go about your daily life today, please take the time to remember them and allow their tragic deaths to remind us that Violence against women and girls continues to be a massive global problem.
When we think of the 14 young women who died on December 6 we can reflect on the continuing violence around the world against women or really any gender based violence– and think hard about what we are going to do about it.
You could go here and donate if you don’t know what to do. These folks have some good things figured out.
DEATH DANCE FOR LOST GIRLS