Follow along as our Sheridan Sun reporter Dominick Nagy covers the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
BY DOMINICK NAGY
Today marks the 27th anniversary of the victims massacred at Ecole Polytechnique a higher education school in Montreal. Student Marc Lepine brought a gun to the college on Dec. 6 and opened fire with a hunting rifle, killing 14 women before committing suicide. Today Sheridan placed 14 white roses in the Peace Garden to remember these women. Sheridan students gathered in SCAET to pay their respects, and had a chance to listen to a poem written by Patrick Molichard Chartier, read by Eve Krogman. They later placed the flowers by each photo of the women gunned down.
A performance was done by student Claire Boudreau, who captivated the audience with her beautiful voice. A moment of silence was held for the women lost. After SSUI president Enrique Ponce spoke: “We all have to take a stand. Never use force, or threats in relationships.” Enrique made a riveting speech to bring attention to the subject of sexual assault and violence and to help bring it to an end.