WCH CONNECTDecember 2, 2020

Join us for the National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women

  • December 2, 2020
  • BY WCH Staff

This year marks the 31st anniversary of what has come to be known as the Montreal Massacre. On Dec. 6, 1989, a man entered L’École Polytechnique in Montreal, separated the men from the women and shot and killed 14 women while making anti-woman statements.

To mark the anniversary of this tragic day, Women’s College Hospital held a virtual ceremony on  December 4 reflect on violence against women and remember those who have tragically lost their lives to gender-based violence.

The keynote address, “Roll of Thunder Hear Our Cries," was presented by Dr. Tanya L. Sharpe, Founder & Director, The Centre for Research and Innovation for Black Survivors of Homicide Victims (CRIB).

Drawing on her expertise in examining the coping strategies of Black family members who have survived the homicide of a loved one, Dr. Sharpe discussed the disproportionate representation of Black female survivors of homicide victims, the devastating impact this has on Black female family members and friends, and share insights on how they cope with these experiences.

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