May2010


–Please Forward Widely!– Missing Justice (Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women), is a grassroots solidarity collective based in Montreal that works to eliminate violence and discrimination against Indigenous women living in Quebec and Canada. The collective seeks to consult and collaborate with Indigenous communities and organizations to foster understanding and dispel harmful stereotypes commonly held in regards to Indigenous women who are targets of violence. Our collective recently celebrated our one year anniversary. It has been an incredibly busy twelve months, during which we organized or co-organized 14 different events, including panel discussions, film screenings, demonstrations, and a direct action. On Thursday May 13th at 8pm, we will be holding a fundraiser at Eastern Bloc, located at 7240 Clark, (corner Jean Talon, Metro De Castelnau). All proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward organizing popular education events, demonstrations, and direct actions, as well as covering the costs of individuals from directly affected families. Doors at 8, Show at 9. Spoken word: Kyra Shaugnessy Ali Naccarato Noah Mackell Music: Chelsea Vowel James Irwin North, my love Moe Clark (video poems) $10-$15 sliding scale No one will be turned away. Childcare available 48 hours in advance. more info: www.missingjustice.ca contact: justiceformissing@gmail.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wendykh#!/event.php?eid=112234802149601&ref=mf ********** Missing Justice is deeply action-based. Our goals are to raise public awareness and create a safer environment for Indigenous women by tackling issues of systemic racism, sexism, classism and negligence that are present in the media, the justice system and police forces. We recognize that the causes of racialized and sexualized violence are linked to Canada’s colonial policies of the past and present, with the ultimate aim of extracting resources from the land. We aim to provide social, moral, legal and political support to the families of victims, and to pressure the Canadian government into taking action on the more than 582 cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women (up to 3000 according to activists) by paying heed to recommendations put forth by the Native Women’s Association of Canada, Amnesty International, the UN, and Indigenous activists and communities. As a collective, our overall strategy for achieving these goals includes popular education initiatives, media outreach, coalition-building, case work, poster awareness campaigns, research projects, information sharing, publishing and broadcasting, political demonstrations, and direct...

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