Friday, August 10, 2007

Rest in Peace

I was horrifed to read the news last Sunday that a woman’s cries for help were ignored as she was sexually assaulted and murdered in the Ramsay area of Calgary. She has since been identified as Tara Landgraf, age 37. May her soul rest easy.

Police are saying the death of a second woman, her dismembered body found on the banks of the Bow River on August 1, is unrelated. May Wendy Hewko, age 48, rest in peace. A memorial guestbook page has been set up to offer sympathies.

On September 15 please come to the Calgary Take Back the Night march, among many things, this event offers a safe place for women to voice our outrage at the violence we experience in our lives. It has been 25 years since Calgary's first TBTN, and this week's deaths are a reminder that we must keep fighting.

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