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Downtown East Women March Against Violence

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 5:30pm

Location

Regent Park Community Health Centre
465 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 33.9804" N, 79° 21' 57.4128" W

This coming Friday, a coalition of women from the Downtown East of Toronto are gathering for the sixth year in a row to 'Reclaim the Streets' of their neighbourhood. Reclaim the Streets march is about violence against women and specifically homeless and low-income women. It began in 2009 in response to the murder of Carolyn Connolly, an Indigenous woman who was found dead in an alleyway at Sherbourne and Shuter Streets.

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