On December 6, 1989, 14 young women at Montréal’s Ecole Polytechnique were systematically murdered solely because they were female. A group of Vancouver feminists set out to create Canada’s first national monument to name and remember the 14 women.
Marker of Change: The Story of the Women’s Monument documents a seven-year struggle to create “something loving, something permanent” for all women murdered by men. Violence against women continues to increase with Indigenous women and girls being the most vulnerable.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Moira Simpson, the film’s producers, and members of the Women’s Monument Committee.
Everyone is welcome and admission is free, with donations to the Comox Valley Transition Society gratefully accepted. The film is presented by World Community, the Comox Valley Transition Society, the Comox Valley Art Gallery, and the Women’s Monument Committee.
On Dec. 6, the transition society will host a vigil on the plaza of the Comox Valley Art Gallery from noon to 1 p.m.