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REMEMBERING WOMEN MURDERED BY MEN: MEMORIALS ACROSS CANADA

The Cultural Memory Group

"Silence and invisibility go hand in hand with powerlessness."

AUDRE LORDE

Women are murdered by men every day, yet these acts of femicide barely make the news. Feminist memorializing and the acts of remembrance prevent these murders from becoming invisible and forgotten.

Across Canada, there are over fifty monuments to women murdered.

Each memorial tells at least two stories: the terrible one of unremitting violence against women and the triumphant one of women joining against all odds to seize public space, name the violence, and insist that society remember. This book is the first to record over thirty of these monuments, and in so doing names the women remembered and the circumstances of their deaths. The authors document the response of the feminist community and the initiatives taken to build memorials along with the official attempts to keep these memorials out of public view. Acts of remembrance are also expressed through annual vigils and demonstrations. In Vancouver, the Aboriginal women's Valentine's Day March; in Chatham, the annual march and memorial service for victims of sexual harassment; the December 6th candlelight vigils in communities across the country.

Remembering Women Murdered by Men features the voices of memorial makers and the truth they tell about bringing public attention to the issue of femicide. It inspires all of us to speak out.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: The Cultural Memory Group is Christine Bold, Professor of English at the University of Guelph; Sly Castaldi, Executive Director of Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis; Ric Knowles, Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph; Jodie McConnell, Human Rights and Equality Advisor; and Lisa Schincariol, Ph.D. candidate in Communications and Culture at York University.

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March 2006: from the WOMEN'S ISSUES PUBLISHING PROGRAM

THE MONUMENTS INCLUDE:

Marker of Change

(Vancouver)

Wendy Poole Memorial

(Vancouver)

Lest We Forget

(Calgary)

A Vision of Hope

(Edmonton)

Women's Grove Memorial

(Winnipeg)

Helen Betty Osborne Memorial

(The Pas)

Memorial Rose Garden for Theresa Vince (Chatham) London Women's Monument

(London)

Marianne's Park

(Guelph)

End the Violence

(Hamilton)

Women Won't Forget

(Toronto)

Enclave

(Ottawa)

Nef pour quatorze reines

(Montreal)

Courage and Hope

(Moncton)

Annie Kempton

(Bear River)

312 pages 6"x9" pb B&W photographs $28.95 Cdn $25.95 US SUMACH PRESS

REMEMBERING WOMEN MURDERED BY MEN: MEMORIALS ACROSS CANADA

The Cultural Memory Group

CONTENTS

Introduction:

"murdered by men"

Chapter 1:

Vancouver: Missing, Murdered, and Counting

Chapter 2:

Calgary and Edmonton: Lest We Forget

Chapter 3:

Winnipeg and The Pas: In Memory of Helen Betty Osborne

Chapter 4:

Chatham: In Memory of Theresa VinceStop Sexual Harassment

Chapter 5:

London: The War Against Women

Chapter 6:

Guelph: Take Back the Night

Chapter 7:

Hamilton: End The Violence

Chapter 8:

Toronto: Women Won't Forget

Chapter 9:

Ottawa: Women's Urgent Action

Chapter 10:

Montreal: Lieux de mémoire

Chapter 11:

Moncton and Riverview: Courage and Hope

Chapter 12:

Bear River: In Memory of Annie Kempton

Chapter 13:

First Nations Women Remember

Conclusion:

Against All Odds

Works Cited

S U M A C H P R E S S & THE TORONTO WOMEN'S BOOKSTORE pleased to invite you to celebrate the launch of

REMEMBERING WOMEN MURDERED BY MEN: MEMORIALS ACROSS CANADA Christine Bold, Sly Castaldi, Ric Knowles, Jodie McConnell & Lisa Schincariol

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2006

6:30 9:30 PM

OAKHAM HOUSE LOUNGE at RYERSON UNIVERSITY

63 Gould St. (corner of Church, north of Dundas) TORONTO, ON

Dramatic reading by Monique Mojica * Spoken Word Performance by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha * Authors' Panel Discussion Facilitated by Judy Rebick & Lisa B. Rundle * Slide Show of Memorials * Light Snacks & Cash Bar * Specially Priced Books

THIS EVENT IS CO-SPONSORED BY THE RYERSON WOMEN'S CENTRE, THE WOMEN'S CENTRE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, THE ASSAULTED WOMEN'S & CHILDREN'S COUNSELLOR/ ADVOCATE PROGRAM AT GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE AND NOW MAGAZINE.

For further information, contact Sumach Press at 416-531-6250.

TORONTO WOMEN'S BOOKSTORE

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