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Never Again December 6 Annual Shoe Memorial honours victims of gender-based violence

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 247 (UFCW 247) is once again hosting the annual National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women Shoe Memorial in Vancouver on Wednesday, December 6 at the Vancouver Art Gallery (Georgia Street side), with a memorial ceremony commencing at 12:00 p.m. (noon).

The Shoe Memorial honours the memory of victims of domestic violence, femicide, partner abuse and commemorates the 14 women students who were murdered on December 6, 1989 at Montreal’s École Polytechnique as victims of gender-based violence, as well as the thousands of women in the metro-Vancouver area who fell victim to domestic and gender-based violence since then.

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The shoe memorial will be displayed as a one-day art installation with the names of mothers, daughters, sisters, or friends who have lost their lives from violence, and no longer walk among us.

UFCW 247 is collecting shoes to build the memorial on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery. All shoes and boots collected will be donated to women’s and emergency shelters in the Vancouver-area.

The shoe memorial will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a ceremony beginning at noon.

Date: December 6, 2022
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (PST) with ceremony at 12:00 p.m.
Vancouver Art Gallery (Robson St. side)
750 Hornby St.,
Vancouver, B.C.
V6Z 2H7

Media Contact
Tima Dickerson
UFCW Local 247

A PDF accompanying this announcement is available at http://ml.globenewswire.com/Resource/Download/219880f3-b33a-4888-b145-372e2c7475e2

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2023-12-01 11:08:14

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