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November 26, 2012

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UVic Marks Annual Day Of Remembrance And Action

UVic students, staff and faculty and members of the public are invited to gather in recognition of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on Dec. 3. UVic classes will be cancelled from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and everyone is encouraged to join the circle in solidarity against all forms of violence.

There will be opportunities to learn about anti-violence work, honour survivors, view the Clothesline Project (sponsored by the UVic Anti-Violence Project) and commit to change. The outdoor event will be followed by free soup and conversation in the Student Union Building from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

“The planning committee has aimed to create an event that acknowledges the broad spectrum of violence affecting UVic’s many communities—an event that is as inclusive as possible,” says Cindy Player, Director of Equity and Human Rights. “We want to present this event within the context of the ongoing efforts of many individuals and groups who work against violence and to encourage everyone to play a role in acting against violence.”

      What: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women
      When: Monday, Dec. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
      Where: Quad outside McPherson Library, UVic
      Followed by soup and conversation in the Michèle Pujol Room,
      Student Union Building, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

      Admission is free and everyone is welcome.
      Parking info and campus maps available at www.uvic.ca/maps.
      Facebook: UVic Acts Against Violence
      Twitter: #endviolence #uvic


  Media Contacts:

Cindy Player (Equity and Human Rights Office) at 250-721-7007 or email at cplayer@uvic.ca
Melanie Groves (UVic Communications) at 250-472-4357 or email at mgroves@uvic.ca


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