Community Gathering to Honour the Lives of Missing & Murdered Women


When:
February 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2018-02-14T18:00:00-05:00
2018-02-14T20:00:00-05:00
Cost:
Free

Event poster with illustration of otherworldly Indigenous woman and child created by Aura and Chief Lady BirdThis Valentine’s Day, Missing Justice invites you to a Community Gathering to honour the lives and memories of women, two-spirit and non-binary people who have been lost to gendered and racialized violence. This 9th annual event will include performances by Nina and Sierra Segalowitz, the Buffalo Hat Singers, Marie-Josée Tremblay and more. There will also be time for people in attendance to share a song, a story, a dance, a poem… or any expression to honour those who have been lost. Tea, sweets and bannock will be served. This event is co-presented by CKUT 90.3FM.

Annual Valentine’s Day commemorations started in Vancouver in 1991 subsequent to the murder of a Coast Salish woman that had received very little attention from the media and police. The event will commemorate missing and murdered women of all backgrounds, giving particular emphasis to Indigenous women who are the disproportionate targets of this systemic violence.

This event takes place on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodian of the lands and waters on which we gather. Tiohtià:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We are honoured to be able to come together to honour the lives of women and two-spirit people.

Territorial acknowledgement reference: Indigenous Directions Leadership Group (February 16, 2017)

Where: Native Friendship Centre of Montreal (2001 St-Laurent)
Cost: free

Accessibility Information:
The Native Friendship Centre is wheelchair accessible (more detailed information will be posted soon). Please let us know 48 hours in advance if you need an accessible taxi.

Childcare will be available on-site.

For any additional information please send an email to programming@genderadvocacy.org.

*This is event is trans-inclusive.

Image Chief Lady Bird and Aura

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