Montreal Massacre Memorial
350 West Georgia
Every year, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter organizes a public event at the Vancouver Public Library to commemorate National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. This day is a pan-Canadian response to the murders of fourteen female engineering students at the L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montréal on December 6th, 1989.
One of this year’s speakers is Rachel Moran, an author and a survivor of prostitution. Rachel has been in the forefront of the international fight for the abolition of prostitution in recent years. Her book, Paid for: My Journey through Prostitution, details the seven years Rachel Moran spent in prostitution in Ireland. In her lecture, Rachel will speak about her personal experience in prostitution, the Stop The Red Light campaign she is leading in Ireland and her work as a member of SPACE – international organization of survivors of prostitution that are fighting for social change. Her extraordinary voice is surely one not to be missed.
The day includes many other interesting lectures, films and roundtable conversations. All are free and open to the public. Free childcare provided.
We hope to see you there!