Media Advisory: York University hosts National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women


TORONTO, December 2, 2016 – York University in collaboration with the Lassonde School of Engineering will observe a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016.  This year, the York Federation of Students, with the support of York President & Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri, initiated a 14-panelled mural of remembrance, to represent resistance, empowerment and resilience to gender-based violence. These paintings are permanently displayed on the second floor of the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence. The memorial is in collaboration with Shoukri, the York Federation of Students, York University’s Centre for Human Rights and the Department of Community Safety.

Mamdouh Shoukri, President and Vice-Chancellor, York University

Marisa Sterling, Assistant Dean, Inclusivity & Diversity, Lassonde School of

Julie Lassonde, Member, York University Board of Governors

Alexandria Williams, York Federation of Students, VP Equity

Samina Sami, Executive Director Community Safety

Michael Charles, Executive Director of the Centre for Human Rights

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at 12pm

Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence Café, First Floor

Building 81 on Keele Campus Map

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