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Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women Memorial: Films and Feast

  • Atlohsa Native Family Healing Services Inc. 343 Richmond Street, London, Ontario N6A 3C2 (map)

Friday, February 12 at 3 PM - 8 PM

Violence against Indigenous women is an epidemic that affects Native communities all across Turtle Island. Join us on Friday, February 12th to commemorate our stolen sisters, share our stories, and discuss how mainstream narratives about Indigenous women contribute to the disproportionate levels of violence we experience daily. 

Bring your drums, songs, and prayers! 

3pm - Films (Descriptions below) 

4:30pm - Sharing Circle

5pm - Feast / Speakers 

6pm - Second Showing of Films 

7:30pm - Sharing Circle 

 

-Films: 

 

A Red Girl's Reasoning (2012)

After the justice system fails the survivor of a brutal, racially-driven sexual assault, she becomes a motorcycle-riding, ass-kicking vigilante who takes on the attackers of other women who've suffered the same fate.

 

The Memory Projects: Sonya Cywink (2015)

Since 1980 over 1000 Indigenous Women in Canada have been classified as missing or murdered - yet most cases are unsolved. Among many lists and statistics circulating across major media platforms, The Memory Projects instead works to humanize these women and celebrate their life. We believe it is time for reconciliation. To us, this means honouring the memories of these missing and murdered women.

 

Stolen Sisters (2007) 

In 2004, Amnesty International made a bold pronouncement and it wasn't about Guantanamo, Saudi Arabia, or other global hotspots where you would expect human rights violations. It was against Canada. Amnesty International charges that Canada is putting Indigenous women in danger of kidnapping and violent deaths through racism and indifference. This documentary takes a look into the issue of missing & murdered Indigenous women, from the farmlands of Saskatchewan to the haunting depths of Vancouver's Hastings district.

Earlier Event: February 11
Black History Month: Film and Talk
Later Event: February 17
Black History Month Film Event