Yesterday some of Pine River Institute’s female students attended the Fearless Tiger Girl’s Conference. Conference topics included: self-defense, sexual assault prevention, abusive relationships, party safety and more. Students were able to meet other young women and learn about women’s safety from a variety of perspectives including: survivors of abuse, frontline professionals, safety experts and female recoding artists that have been touched by violence.
This Girl’s Conference was originally created by Paul Henry and The White Tiger Group to commemorate December 6th. 1989 This date is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day coincides with the sad anniversary of the death of 14 women who were tragically killed on December 6, 1989 at l’École Polytechnique in Montreal. Beyond commemorating the loss of these fourteen young lives, this day represents a time to pause and reflect on the phenomenon of violence against women in our society
The Pine River Institute students who attend this conference will organize events to commemorate the December 6th National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. This was they will be able to share some of their learnings with the larger Pine River community.