Memorial for Action on Violence Against Women
December 6th, 2016
On the morning of December 6th, engineering students at the University of Toronto installed a monument commemorating the 14 women who lost their lives at the Ecole Polytechnique massacre 27 years ago. The monument features 14 silhouettes, each with a white ribbon. When someone places their hand on the podiums in front of the silhouettes, the ribbons will light up. As multiple people place their hands on the podiums, more of the ribbons light up. The installation is intended to make students pause and think about their role in the fight to end violence against women, and to signify that we must all stand together to end violence and abuse.