Date: Feb 14, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The February 14 Women’s Memorial March is an opportunity to come together to grieve the loss of our beloved sisters, remember the women who are still missing, and to dedicate ourselves to justice. This event is organized and led by women in the DTES because women – especially Indigenous women – face physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual violence on a daily basis. 

Join us as part of the snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College community in marching for a call to action and honouring our sisters in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) on the Unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) territories.

29th Annual Women’s Memorial March
Friday, February 14, 2020
Meet at 11:00 am below Stadium Skytrain Station in the Roundabout (across from T&T)
From there we will walk to the start of the march – at 12:00 pm from Carnegie Community Centre (Main and Hastings).
The march will proceed through the DTES, with stops to commemorate where women were last seen or found; speeches by community activists at Main and Hastings; a healing circle at Oppenheimer Park around 2:30 pm; and finally a community feast at the Japanese Language Hall.
Remember to dress warm as we will be outside.

About the march
The first women’s memorial march was held in 1992 in response to the murder of a woman on Powell Street in Vancouver. Out of this sense of hopelessness and anger came an annual march on Valentine’s Day to express compassion, community, and caring for all women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Unceded Coast Salish Territories.

The women’s march continues to honor the lives of missing and murdered women and all women’s lives lost in the DTES. Increasing deaths of many vulnerable women from the DTES still leaves family, friends, loved ones and community members with an overwhelming sense of grief and loss. Indigenous women disproportionately continue to go missing or be murdered with minimal to no action to address these tragedies or the systemic nature of gendered violence, poverty, racism or colonialism.

Learn more about how you can support the Women's Memorial March.

If you have questions please email Shyanne Boudreau