Annual Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Women–this Saturday

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This Saturday in Montreal, Annual Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Women

Cabot Square (Atwater and Ste Catherine) 15h00

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Cette marche a été fondée à Vancouver en 1991 par un groupe de femmes autochtones et travailleurs/travailleuses de premières lignes en réponse à la négligence policière dans le cas du meurtre d’une femme du peuple de la Côte Salish (Coast Salish Peoples). En cette 6ième année à Montréal, la raison de la marche est pour commémorer la vie des femmes de toutes origines qui sont disparues ou assassinées. Avec une emphase mise sur les femmes et les filles autochtones, étant donné que la violence affecte leurs communautés disproportionnellement. Cette marche cherche également à sensibiliser la population générale ainsi que les médias sur la nature structurelle de cette violence genrée et raciste.

This march was founded in Vancouver in 1991 by a group of Native women and frontline workers in response to the negligent response by police in the case of the murder of a Coast Salish woman. In it’s 6th year in Montreal, the purpose of the march is to commemorate the lives of missing and murdered women and girls of all backgrounds, but with a particular emphasis on Native women and girls, as this brutal violence
affects their communities disproportionately. The march will also seek to raise awareness among the general population and in the media about the deeply systemic nature of this gendered and racial violence.

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