Off the Hour, today 5-6pm: Women resist gender violence, labour action at McGill

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Featured on today’s program

-CKUT and AMARC observe the 24th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, when 14 women were murdered at l’École Polytechnique. We will hear the short documentary “Rememberance and Action” produced by the Women’s International News Gathering Service. This documentary is part of the AMARC 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign. From November 25th to December 10th 2013, the Women’s International Network of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC-WIN) will actively participate in the 16 days of activism against gender violence with an Internet campaign to denounce all kinds of gender violence comprising radio shows from around the world.

-Evelia Castrejon Santoyo, a Mexican migrant living in Montreal since 2007, is facing an imminent deportation to Mexico on December 10, International Human Rights Day. This threat of deportation from the hands of Immigration Canada comes despite the fact that Santoyo is currently receiving chemotherapy treatment for ovarian cancer. Santoyo is resisting her deportation and demanding a stay on the deportation date. We will hear her story in her own words from a press conference held earlier today.

-And finally, we will hear a report from the Support Our Staff labour solidarity rally held at McGill yesterday. A group of concerned students opposed to the relocation of support staff were outside the Mclennan library to expose how austerity at McGill University affects the entire community.

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