September


Bus from Montreal to Parliament Hill in Ottawa leaves Monday, September 19th at 7:30am. Meet at 2110 Mackay (Métro Guy-Concordia). We will be back in Montreal by 5pm the same day. Missing Justice (Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous women) and the 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy invite you to join us for a half-day trip to Ottawa for the 4th Annual Walk4Justice. Join a a truly amazing group of First Nations women and men who have walked all the way from Vancouver to Ottawa (a 3-month walk!) to raise awareness about missing and murdered Native women in Canada and the realities that they and their families and loved ones face in their efforts to gain justice and resolution. Some Background: The Walk4Justice is a Vancouver-based nonprofit volunteer-run organization that was created in January 2008. Gladys Radek and Bernie Williams co-founded this group to raise awareness about the epidemic rates of missing and murdered women across Canada. Their supporters consist of First Nations women and men, family members who have lost their loved ones, and grassroots people of all walks of life who have joined them in their efforts to demand justice, closure, equality and accountability. Gladys Radek is originally from northern BC. She is a Small Frog or Lax il’u following her mother’s materlinial line under the Wet su wit ‘en clan system. She is a mother of five, 1 son and 4 daughters and has 5 grandchildren, 2 boys and 3 girls. Radek resides in Vancouver, British Columbia. Bernie Williams (Skundaal) of the Haida Gwai Nation is a long time advocate and voice for women who have been forced to live on the streets of Canada’s poorest postal code, the Downtown Eastside (DTES). She has been a frontline worker in the DTES for 25 years. Her mother and two sisters were all victims of violence who were murdered in the DTES. We encourage you to RSVP to ensure your spot on the bus by writing to campaigns@centre2110.org or calling 514-937-2110. Coffee will be provided! Please spread the word and invite your friends! We know it is early but the support that a bus-full of Montreal supporters would bring to the rally is invaluable. More info: centre2110.org //...

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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 ————————–————————–—— 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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