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Dtes Womens March

Feb 14 – Women’s Memorial March

The annual DTES Women’s Memorial March is taking place on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

If you would like to march as part of a group from Langara, meet at Waves Coffee on Main Street and East Pender Street at 11:45 am. The March will begin at noon from Carnegie Community Centre.

Questions? Contact Jimmy Aitken (

About the march:

“We ask the public to join us at noon: when the march takes to the streets and proceeds through the Downtown Eastside.  There will be 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.

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. 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.

Show your support by spreading the word and join us (all genders welcome) in the February 14 march. We respectfully ask that you please do not bring your agency or group banners, flags, or leaflets as the Women’s Memorial March carries five banners only to honour the women. Signs honouring women’s lives are welcome.”

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