Special Chatham program will remember events of Dec. 6, 1989

Roses displayed in honour of the 14 women who tragically lost their lives in the Montreal Massacre 30 years ago. SUBMITTED

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A special program as part of the National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women will be held in Chatham on Friday, Dec. 6 – the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Montreal Massacre.

The program will be held at Studio 1 of the Chatham Cultural Centre  – 75 William St. North, Chatham – beginning at 10:45 a.m. and continuing to 1:15 p.m.

The keynote speaker will be Samra Zafar, a survivor, international speaker, bestselling author and human rights advocate.

Additionally, a message of Reflections – 30 Years Later, written by Jack Todd, one of the first reporters to arrive on the scene at the École Polytechnique de Montreal on Dec. 6, 1989, will be relayed on his behalf.

On that day, 14 women were systematically separated from the men and killed by a lone male.

On Friday at Studio 1, a light lunch will be provided and Samra’s memoir, A Good Wife – Escaping the Life I Never Chose, will be available for purchase. She will be available to sign her book.

While there is no cost for admission, donations for local food banks would be appreciated.

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