Andrea Smith on Systemic Violence against Native Women and First Nations Land Struggles: Making the Links


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Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (Missing Justice) & the 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy present:

–Andrea Smith on Systemic Violence against Native Women and First Nations Land Struggles: Making the Links–

Friday, September 30 · 6:30pm – 8:30pm
H-110, Concordia University Hall Building
1455 De Maisonneuve Ouest
Montreal, QC

Andrea Lee Smith is a Cherokee intellectual, feminist, and anti-violence activist. Her work focuses on issues of violence against women of color and their communities, and Native American women in particular.

Smith is the co-founder of: INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence–a national grassroots organization that engages in direct action and critical dialogue; the Boarding School Healing Project–which seeks to document Native boarding school abuses so that Native communities can begin healing and demand justice; and the Chicago chapter of Women of All Red Nations. The experiences of women of color are central to both her activism and her academic work. She has worked as a rape crisis counselor, has published widely on issues of violence against women of color and is generally considered a leading expert on the topic.

In 2005, Smith was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize “as a woman who works daily for peace” in recognition of her research and work regarding violence against women of color in the US.

Once an assistant professor of American Culture and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, Andrea Smith is presently an associate professor in the Department of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California.

Childcare available with 48 hours notice // Wheelchair accessible space. // Whisper translation to French available on site.

Event is free of cost. Show up early to guarantee space!

More info: www.missingjustice.ca // www.centre2110.org

Contact: campaigns@centre2110.org // promotions@centre2110.org // justiceformissing@gmail.com

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Andrea Smith is the author of the following books:

-Sacred Sites, Sacred Rites (1998)

-Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide (2005)

-Native Americans and the Christian Right: The Gendered Politics of Unlikely Alliances (2008)

Andrea Smith has edited/ co-edited the following anthologies:

-The Color of Violence: The INCITE! Anthology (2006)
-The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex (2007)
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