Honouring Victims of Violence


Local residents will gather in Chatham this evening to honour the 29th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. 

Director of the Chatham-Kent Sexual Assault Crisis Centre, Michelle Schryer, says it’s an important event to remember.

“That’s the day when 14 women were systematically separated from men and murdered at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal,” Schryer explains. “For no other reason than for that they were women.”

December 6th was declared the National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women in 1991.

The free event gets underway at 6:30 at the Bradley Centre, and includes a screening of the documentary “Listen To Me,” the winner of outstanding Canadian feature at the Real World Film Fest.

The documentary tells the story of Farrah Khan, co-chair of the Provincial Roundtable on Violence Against Women, and Schryer says it shows women how to chart their own path.