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November 26, 2011

December 6: Polytechnique Memorial & Film

 Tuesday, December 6, 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Manitoba Legislative Building
Refreshments to follow

Please RSVP by December 1 to 945-6281

EVERYONE WELCOME to mark twenty-two years since 14 young women were killed in Montreal on December 6, 1989, and to commemorate Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

Guest Speaker: Ms. Francine Pelletier
Acclaimed journalist and feminist who has worked in print, television and film for over thirty years. Ms. Pelletier will speak about her first hand experience as a journalist in Montreal at the time of the Massacre and her personal connection as a target on the murderer’s hit list.

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This year, we are collecting new unwrapped toys for children at the North Point Douglas Women’s Centre.
Contributions are welcome!

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December 6, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Mezzanine level at the University of Winnipeg, in the Bulman Students' Centre
Light snacks and drinks will be provided. 

The University of Winnipeg Womyn's Centre invites you to attend a FREE screening of the Canadian made film Polytechnique, to commemorate the anniversary of the Massacre.

On December 6, 1989, Marc Lepine entered Ecole Polytechinque and committed  
a vicious crime of hate by killing 15 individuals (including himself) and injuring  
28 men and women. 

Lepine's violent act was aimed at women at Polytechnique.  
He claimed to be "fighting feminism" by killing female Engineering students, 
along with 1 female nursing student and 1 female university employee.

In order to understand the events which took place that day, a movie was created to tell the story from a survivor's point of view before, during and after the massacre.

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