December 1, 2015
John Quinn, LaborPress Canada
Toronto, Canada – UFCW activists will be participating in Shoe Memorial vigils across the country on December 6th – the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
The Shoe Memorials are displays of donated women's shoes to commemorate the 14 women students at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal who were killed in a gender-based act of violence on December 6, 1989. The memorials are also a reminder of the thousands of other women in Canada who have been victims of misogynistic violence and murder. This year, UFCW Canada and local unions will once again actively participate in the co-ordination of Shoe Memorial initiatives across Canada. Shoe memorials do more than propel the public to donate their gently worn shoes to women’s emergency shelters.
They propel the donor to think about the violence that goes on in their communities, every time they look in their closet. Take the time on December 6, to think about survivors of violence. Their must be a commitment to end violence against women throughout the world. For more information on the Shoe memorial initiative or to locate other Shoe Memorial locations across Canada go to For more information on the Shoe memorial initiative or to locate other Shoe Memorial locations across Canada go to http://www.shoememorial.com. Find out more information about UFCW Canada’s work to eliminate gender-based violence by checking out http://www.ufcw.ca/women.