Monday, December 2, 2013

December 6 - National Day of Remembrance of Violence Against Women

Tonight on Far North Sound, to honour the National Day of Remembrance of Violence Against Women, we celebrated women's voices by playing tracks by Canadian women. 
This day is to honour the 14 women killed in 1989 at the Ă‰cole Polytechnique massacre. The killer's motive was a hate of feminism; He burst into a classroom, ordered the men to leave, and then began to shoot the women. The feminist movement was not squandered by his actions, instead it subsequently gained momentum. Tonight's show was dedicated to all the woman who speak out and strive for equality. 

Special thanks to Cassandra, Hilda, Tara B, Sarah, Tara H, Cathy and Jessica for sharing their thoughts on feminism with me. 

Playlist for December 2, 2013
Amy Millan - Towers - Masters of Burial - Masters of Burial – Arts & Crafts (Montreal)
Lightning Dust - Wind Me Up – S/T - Jagjaguwar (Vancouver)
Julie Doiron - Me & My Friend - Woke Myself Up – Jagjaguwar (Moncton)
Immaculate Machine - Broken Ships - Ones & Zeros – Mint (Victoria)
Austra - Hate Crime - Feel It Break - Domino (Toronto)
Pack AD - Seasick - Unpersons – Mint (Vancouver)
Grimes - Oblivion – Visions - Arbutus (Montreal)
Kathleen Edwards - Change the Sheets - Voyageur - MapleMusic (Ottawa)
Feist - When I Was a Young Girl - Let it Die – Polydor (Toronto)
Hannah Georgas - Enemies - S/T – Dine Alone (Vancouver)
Jenocide - Boa Constrict Her - Machines to Make Us Wet - IND (Halifax)
Lesbians on Esctasy - Sisters in Struggle - We Know You Know - Alien8 (Montreal)
Purity Ring - FineShrine - Shrines – Last Gang (Montreal)

Recommended Article: 
Bustle: Kelly Clarkson Needs to Learn What Feminism is, As Do So Many Others.

Events in Windsor to celebrate The National Day of Remembrance of Violence Against Women:
The University of Windsor's Womyn's Centre is hosting a film screening of "Polytechnique Massacre," on December 4 @ 6:30pm. Also, on December 6, there will be a candlelight vigil at 5pm, and an open forum at 5:30. More details can be found here.

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