On Thursday, December 6, White Ribbon Day, the STA Executive Committee passed a motion to donate $250 to the White Ribbon Campaign, working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity. Thank you to everyone who donated shoes for the shoe memorial – the STA Status of Women Committee ended up sending about 80 pairs of shoes to the memorial, which were then donated to women in need.

After school, the STA Status of Women Committee hosted a facilitated discussion about violence against women in Canada. Afterwards, the attendees braved the chilly night to pay homage to the slain women of Montreal in the candlelight vigil at Holland Park. The speakers’ words moved us all and we are reminded once again that we must continue to work for change.

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