The Zonta Club of Victoria will have an information display in the Douglas Street lobby of Victoria’s City Hall from November 27 through to December 08. The Clothesline Display honours the women who were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, December 6th 1989. The t-shirts designed by a Pearson College student has the name of each woman murdered in the name of a gender-based hate crime. This display transforms an ordinary t-shirt into testimony about the problem of violence against women.
The City of Victoria’s Mayor’s office will also fly the Zonta Flag from the dates of December 4 – 8 in recognition of the December 6th the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
“Collectively we need to recognize the link between sexism and violence against women,” Says, Barbie Zipp (Zonta Club Member of Victoria). “There has been much media coverage about sexual misconduct as of late, I think we need to expand those conversations into how we can combat sexism in our homes, schools, and workplaces. Here in Canada, we must use this current media attention to make sure that there is progress being made addressing our murdered, missing Indigenous Women and Girls and gender-based violence.”