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January 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
“Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
– Martin Luther King Jr., December 11th, 1964
In light of the recent Arizona shootings, and MLK Day approaching us on Monday, January 17th, Martin Luther King Jr.’s words ring as crucial as they did in 1964.
Happy and safe long weekend everyone! 🙂
December 10, 2010 § 1 Comment
“Human Rights Day 2010 on 10 December recognizes the work of human rights defenders worldwide who act to end discrimination.
Acting alone or in groups within their communities, every day human rights defenders work to end discrimination by campaigning for equitable and effective laws, reporting and investigating human rights violations and supporting victims.
While some human rights defenders are internationally renowned, many remain anonymous and undertake their work often at great personal risk to themselves and their families.”
–The United Nations on Human Rights Day
December 10, 2010 § Leave a comment
Starting up and on the move: check out A Film Series Project! I’ll be updating in the weeks to come as more details are put together, switched around, plotted out, and finalized! Very exciting 🙂
December 6, 2010 § Leave a comment
Today marks the 21st anniversary of one of the worst hate crimes in Canadian history. On December 6th, 1989 Marc Lépine killed 14 women, and wounded 13 women and 4 men at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. The female victims were killed for no other reason than for being women.
“That these women were gunned down for no other reason than their gender is as incomprehensible now as it was in 1989. While we cannot, and probably never will, be able to make sense of the events of that day, we can work to ensure that it never happens again,” Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said.
Killed were: Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie Croteau, Barbara Daigneault, Anne-Marie Edward, Maud Haviernick, Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz, Maryse Laganière, Maryse Leclair, Anne-Marie LeMay, Sonia Pelletier, Michele Richard, Annie St-Arneault and Annie Turcotte.
Remembered today as a day to combat violence acts committed against women, Governor General David Johnston is quoted in thestar.com as stating:
“On this day, we will act. We will push back against prejudice, fight against unfairness, and refuse to turn a blind eye on such deplorable deeds. We must learn to co-exist side-by-side, to co-operate with one another, to contribute to the advancement of all who live within our great country of Canada. On this sombre occasion, I challenge all Canadians to come together on this day—and every day—to bring an end to all forms of violence against women.”