Memorial Remembers L’École Polytechnique And Violence Against Women, Thursday

Wednesday December 5th, 2018

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The University of Windsor’s Women in Engineering (WiE) Club and Womxn’s Centre will host a vigil in honour of the 14 women who were killed in the 1989 L’Ecole Polytéchnique massacre and a local nurse who was the victim of workplace violence.

Taking place on Thursday, December 6th a candlelight vigil at the Memorial of Hope on the University of Windsor campus located between Dillon Hall and Essex Hal starting at 6pm.

Fourteen female UWindsor engineering students will read a statement about each of the victims before placing a rose on the monument and also honour Lori Dupont, a Windsor nurse who was murdered at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital in 2005.

“We are doing this to remember the victims of this tragedy, as well as all women who are victims of violence,” said Micaela Nimmo, coordinator of the Womxn’s Centre.

A presentation will follow at 6:30pm at The Hum Cafe in the CAW Student Centre.

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