Occupy Centre Stage raises awareness about violence against women

Occupy Centre Stage raises awareness about violence against women.

Members of Vancouver Island University’s Status of Women Committee are taking the page from the Occupy Wall Street movement and occupying Nanaimo Centre Stage to raise awareness about violence against women.

The committee is hosting the event to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 6 at Nanaimo Centre Stage, at 25 Victoria Rd.

The event is open to the public and will celebrate, acknowledge and honour women who have fought against social injustices, such as sexual harassment, continued poverty, inequality and the missing women along the Highway of Tears.

People attending are also invited to send a photo of a woman they remember as well as two sentences about why she matters. The photos and statements will be combined into a collage people can comment on during the event.

For more information or to send photos and statements, please e-mail liza.potvin@viu.ca.