A POEM BY CHRYSTOS FOR THE FORGOTTEN WOMEN OF DECEMBER 6TH

Signs at Feb 14th Rally Toronto 2012Hundreds of candlelight vigils were held yesterday for the 14 white women that were killed by Marc Lepine in 1989.  It was a horrible, sexist, misogynist killing.  

Thousands of Aboriginal Women, Women of Colour, Queer Women, Disabled Women, Transgender Women, and Sexworkers have been killed prior to 1989 and since.

We honoured and remembered them on blackcoffeepoet.com this week:

Challenging The Whiteness Of The December 6th Vigil.

Honouring The Forgotten Women of December 6th.

Here is a poem by Chrystos, published in 1988, that fits what is happening with the December 6th vigils across the country.

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Black Coffee Poet is a mixed race poet, essayist, and journalist who focuses on Social Justice, Indigenous Rights, STOPPING Violence Against Women, Film, and Literature.
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2 Responses to A POEM BY CHRYSTOS FOR THE FORGOTTEN WOMEN OF DECEMBER 6TH

  1. P. Thompson says:

    Yes, that is real talk!

  2. Maysie says:

    Chrystos’ words are, and have always been, incredible. Thank you, BCP.

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