Today, on the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, we observe the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. With heavy hearts we remember the 14 women killed on December 6, 1989 in Montreal, targeted because they were women.
It’s also a day when we take action, take a stand, and raise our voices to eliminate violence against women in our communities across Canada.
I have a reflection on December 6th in the Vancouver Observer this week and here are some links to other writings on the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre.
- The Toronto Star’s Catherine Porter speaks with survivors of the shooting here.
- Judy Rebick asks “What was the Impact of the Montreal Massacre” in her post on rabble.ca.
- A Radical Profeminist reflects on December 6th.
- Read Stevie Cameron’s thoughts in the Globe and Mail: “Have We Forgotten the Dead?”
- CBC’s The Current interviews Susan McLelland about the Montreal Massacre and her documentary A Moment in Time. You can find the link to the audio here.
- Jack Todd of the Montreal Gazette remembers what happened when he arrived on the scene that day.