If you're in the KW area, I hope you can find time to attend Canada's National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women this evening. There are candlelight vigils tonight in pretty much every town in Canada, so take a look at your local paper to see what's going on around you.
Specific to the Montreal Massacre:
- Julie Bindel in the Guardian on how the events of that day impacted the Canadian radical feminist movement
- Supriya Dwivedi in the National Post on the validity of the vigils that will be held today (there aren't many comments yet, but a likely tw for when they start to appear. This is the National Post, after all)
- Stephanie Levitz in the Huffington Post on the Canadian long-form gun registry, which was sparked by the Montreal Massacre, and which the Conservative government is in the process of dismantling (oh, goody!)
- Lynda Muir, director of the Women and Children's Shelter of Barrie, in the Barrie Examiner on how little progress has been made on violence against women in Canada.
- Rob Okun at Ms. Magazine
- This great post at the Crunk Feminist Collective
- Meghan at Feminist Current
- Jill at Feministe
- What About Our Daughters
- Amanda at Slate
- Shawna at Ms. Magazine
- CBC looks at the history of famous athletes and domestic violence
- Jamele Hill at ESPN (definitely do NOT read the comments on this one)