Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (Missing Justice) invites you and yours to come out and show your love on Valentine’s Day by coming out to this year’s Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Women on Friday February 14th, 6pm at Place Emilie Gamelin (Berri Metro, corner Berri & Ste. Catherine).
The first women’s memorial march was held in 1991 in response to the murder of a First Nations Coast Salish woman on Powell Street in Vancouver. Her name is not spoken today out of respect for the wishes of her family. Out of this sense of hopelessness and anger came an annual march on Valentine’s Day to express compassion, community, and caring for all women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Unceded Coast Salish Territories.
Twenty-three years later, the women’s memorial march continues to honour the lives of missing and murdered women of all backgrounds.
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With Buffalo Hat Singers, Bridget Tolley (Families of Sisters in Spirit), Anik Sioui, Sophia Starosta (ASTT(e)Q), and many others!
There will be hot chocolate served!
This event is part of a larger even series, “Thick Skin: reflections on race, gender & political resistance”
Check out the chants for the February 14 March below.