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Public Service Announcement
Release Date: November 20, 2018

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, kicking off 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. In recognition of this time, Camosun’s Office of Student Support is hosting a number of events on campus, and invite students to both reflect on violence against women and to take action to end it.

In addition to the events listed below, flags at both Camosun campuses will be flown at half-mast on December 6, in recognition of National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.


Consent education workshops for students

Thursday, November 29, 2018 | 9-11am | Wilna Thomas (WT) 201, Lansdowne
Thursday, November 29, 2018 | 3-5pm | Wilna Thomas (WT) 202, Lansdowne

Based on the Let’s Get Consensual project, these workshops are intended to provide participants with the education, skills, and opportunity to understand and practice consent in a supportive and sex-positive space. Workshops are open to all Camosun students and will be led by members of the UVic’s AntiViolence Project with support from the Office of Student Support.


CCFA interactive display & film series

Interactive display: December 3-7, 2018 | all day | Alan Batey Library & Learning Commons (LLC) Foyer, Lansdowne
Film series: December 3, 5, and 6, 2018 | 12:30-2pm | Alan Batey Library & Learning Commons (LLC) 151, Lansdowne

The Camosun College Faculty Association (CCFA) will have an interactive art installation on display at Lansdowne LLC from Dec 3-7. The CCFA will also host three film screenings on the topic of gender-based violence.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
– vigil & resource booth

Vigil: Thursday, December 6, 2018 | 2:30pm | Na'tsa'maht, Lansdowne
Resource booth: Thursday, December 6, 2018 | 2:30-4:30pm | Fisher Bldg, Foyer, Lansdowne

December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal. The Camosun College Student Society, and Office of Student Support have organized a vigil on December 6 at 2:30, providing an opportunity for the college community to come together in remembrance and support of everyone affected by gender-based violence.

Camosun's student wellness ambassadors will also host a booth in the Fisher Building foyer, with resources from local support organizations working to eliminate violence against women in our community.

National Day of Remembrance Library resources

The library has developed an online resource list which represents a sampling of scholarly, creative, and activist resources related to violence against women and gender-based violence.

As well, there will be ressource displays at both the Lansdowne and Interurban Libraries with books and DVDs.

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bouquet of flowers on a black background, with --December 6-- written over top. Below, the words, --National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women--, and --First Mourn, then work for change--.

Office of Student Support

Camosun's Office of Student Support works collaboratively with students, staff, faculty and community partners to promote a safe and inclusive environment for the growth and development of all Camosun students.

Last updated: December 4, 2018 9:29 am

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