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Anti-Violence Network

AVN Network McMaster University December 6th event Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

The AVN is a group of students, staff and faculty who, since March 1997, have met to share concerns, offer support and coordinate efforts against violence on campus.

Our Goal

To actively engage students, staff and faculty in working together to create a more peaceful campus.

Our Focus

Education and Support around the following issues:

  • racism
  • lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & queer diversity
  • human rights
  • ability and access
  • diversity of religion
  • fostering respect
  • freedom of expression
  • violence
  • other topics of concern

The AVN is also involved in supervised placements for students in related academic studies.

New members to the Network are always welcome.

Upcoming Events

All are Welcome to join us for theNational Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence AgainstMISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMENTuesday, December 6th, 2016In the Social Sciences Community Room, 1003, Wilson Hall, McMaster University(Sterling Avenue Entrance, wheelchair accessible venue)11:30 am Keynote Speaker: Robyn BourgeoisRespondent: Bev Jacobs1:00 pmCommemoration of new plaque and white pine trees in honour of Missing and Murdered Indigenous WomenReception to followAll DayPoster Display in Indigenous Studies Program ceremonial spaceRed Outfits at locations around campus as part of the REDress campaignHosted by the Anti-Violence Network and Indigenous Studies ProgramTo request accommodation, please contact Michelle Poirier at avn@mcmaster.caOr 905-525-9140 x 20915For more information visit: avn.mcmaster.caEvent possible through the generous contributions from: Indigenous Studies Program, Indigenous Studies Student Services,Faculty of Engineering, Gender Studies and Feminist Research, McMaster Students Union, UNIFOR 5555, CUPE 3906, School ofGraduate Studies, President’s Advisory Committee on Building an Inclusive Community (PACBIC), PACBIC First Nations, Métis andInuit Working Group, Ontario Public Interest Research Group, Security Services Women’s Safety Grant, Faculty of Social Sciences