2014-2015 Purple Ribbon Campaign
Demand a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.
The Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence (Campagne du ruban violet contre la violence) was initiated by the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women in 1991 to remember the 14 women who were murdered at L’École Polytechnique in Montreal on December 6, 1989, and to raise awareness about violence against women.
We are very grateful to the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) for allowing us to share their Sisters in Spirit logo “Grandmother Moon” on this year’s Purple Ribbon Campaign bookmarks. As well, we are grateful to Walking With Our Sisters (WWOS) for the beautiful moccasin vamp image that is on this year’s multilingual poster. The 2014-15 resources will be ready for full distribution November 1. New resources will be updated on this website throughout November and December.
We also appreciate working with the Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI (AWA) on the theme of missing and murdered Indigenous women. They have assisted Council and staff to better understand the realities of Aboriginal women, and have helped to make meaningful connections with Indigenous organizations and communities on PEI. Wela’lin.
- The Memorial Service this year in Charlottetown will be on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, at Memorial Hall, Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown.
- For the Summerside and O’Leary services, click here.
- Lunch and Learn – How to be an Ally, November 25, 2014
- Purple Pinning Party – Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm, Beanz Espresso Cafe, 38 University Avenue, Charlottetown. It was a great success. Check out some photos on Facebook!
For more information, please email email@example.com or call the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women at 902-368-4510.
Video – 2014 Purple Ribbon Call for An Inquiry
Video was taped during the Pinning Bee on November 4, 2014
Volunteers from the PEI Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence talk about the need for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Hear from Campaign coordinator Michelle Jay, Advisory Council on the Status of Women Chairperson Diane Kays, volunteers from Canada World Youth, volunteers from the community, and Aboriginal Women’s Association President Judy Clark. The Sisters in Sprit logo on Purple Ribbon bookmarks is used with permission of the Native Women’s Association of Canada.
Join the call for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.
TEACHERS RESOURCE GUIDE (BILINGUAL)
A Feature of the 2014 Purple Ribbon Campaign
- RESOURCE GUIDES …
- AVAILABLE ON-LINE ONLY
Thank you to 2014 contributors to the Purple Ribbon Campaign for generous assistance (this list will be updated intermittently):
- Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC)
- Premier Robert Ghiz’s Office
- City of Charlottetown
- Confederation Centre of the Arts
- Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention (PAC)
- Federated Women’s Institutes of PEI
- Quilting B & More
- PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada and their language interpreters
- Teyumbar and Sean, and all of the Charlottetown Canada World Youth volunteers
- Judy Clark and Julie Pellissier-Lush, PEI Aboriginal Women’s Association
- Sarah Stewart-Jackson, Guest Speaker, Memorial Service
- Eliza Starchild Knockwood, Singer, Memorial Service
- Karine Gallant, Reader, Memorial Service
- Elder Kathy Knockwood Archer
- Cheryl Tanton, Education and Early Childhood Development
- Jessie Housty
- Chris Ledwell
- Dr. Lynn Gehl
- Christi Belcourt, Walking With Our Sisters
- Staff of Anderson House, Family Violence Prevention Services (FVSP)
- Purple Ribbon Pinning Night volunteers
- Lori Kays, Beanz Espresso Bar and Cafe
- Karen, Pat, Dan, Sean and Teyumbar for their tremendous help with our Purple Ribbon mailout
- Justice Options for Women Project
- Council members – PEI Status of Women
Click for more on past Purple Ribbon Campaigns.