National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

rememberanceThe event organizers would like to acknowledge that this event is taking place on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

This National Day acknowledges the impacts that gender-based violence has on the multiple and intersecting communities that exist within Canada. This year, the University of Victoria has identified sexualized violence as an integral issue to campus, community, and individual safety, and this event aims to illuminate how that violence operates within gender-based and colonial systems of violence and oppression, and how it disproportionately affects the intersecting communities of racialized and Indigenous women, trans women, non-binary/gender non-conforming and Two-Spirit individuals, and people with disabilities.

Timeline of event:
11:00 to 11:30: Gathering in the Michele Pujol Room
11:30: Welcome to the territory
11:30 to 12:30: Presentation by guest speakers
12:30 to 2:30: Collaborative art activities, and tabling by community organizations

Throughout the event, vegan and gluten-free rice and dahl, and water, tea, and coffee will be freely available to everyone.

A Respite Room with volunteers, colouring books, and stimmy activities will be available across the hall in the SUB Upper Lounge Boardroom.

Accessibility concerns:
The Michele Pujol Room is fully accessible. There are two multi-stall gender-inclusive washrooms directly down the hall from the Room.
The Respite Room in the Boardroom is up a short flight of stairs across from the Michele Pujol Room. Because this room is not fully accessible, the SSD respite room, located by the hallway next to the UVSS Board offices, will also be open for use by attendees.

We ask that scented products not be worn to event so that we can respect and accommodate those with sensitivities.

If any other accessibility questions or concerns arise, please contact the event organizers via email ( or phone (250-721-8486). See event on Facebook.