A Better Man to be screened Dec. 6 on national day remembering violence against women

Aim to end gender-based violence in our communities

In honour of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, the Cariboo Friendship Society and the Violence is Preventable Committee are coming together to screen the film A Better Man on Dec. 6

“We chose a better Man Film in hopes to shift conversations on Violence Against Women,” said Tamara Garreau, social programs supervisor with the Cariboo Friendship Centre.

The film takes an inside look at men’s personal journey to nonviolence. It looks at what can happen when men take responsibility for abuse, and the healing and revelation that can centre around that.

The film also challenges and empowers audience members to take action against domestic violence.

“The event is open to anyone in the community who feels strongly about violence against women and hope to end it with a focus on creating a community of caring where survivors of trauma are heard and are supported with compassion,” said Garreau.

‘With this event we are hoping to shine a spotlight on the issue with a clear message that it is not okay and will not be tolerated.”

The screening is free and will take place on Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. at the Eagle’s Nest Building at 228 South Third Avenue. Chili, buns, treats and beverages will be served.

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women was established in 1991 to remember the murders of 14 young women at l’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal in 1989, who were killed because they were women.

The day has since evolved into an annual day of remembrance where Canadians are encouraged to reflect on how they can prevent and end gender-based violence in our communities.

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