Finding Dawn film screening in Richmond, BC

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Finding Dawn film screening in Richmond, BC

Time: December 4, 2013 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: Fisher Auditorium, Richmond Hospital
Street: corner of Gilbert and Westminster Hwy
City/Town: Richmond, BC
Website or Map: http://www.richmondwomenscent…
Event Type: film, showing
Organized By: CHIMO, CFUWR, RWRC
Latest Activity: Nov 27, 2013

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This is an invitation to a FREE evening of film and discussion in recognition of the National 16 days of activism against gender violence from Nov 25-Dec 10.

On Wednesday December 4th, Chimo Community Services, the Canadian Federation of University Women Richmond, and the Richmond Women's Resource Centre are co-hosting the film screening of "Finding Dawn."

From the National Film Board:

"Acclaimed Métis filmmaker Christine Welsh presents a compelling documentary that puts a human face on a national tragedy: the murders and disappearances of an estimated 500 Aboriginal women in Canada over the past 30 years. This is a journey into the dark heart of Native women's experience in Canada. From Vancouver's Downtown Eastside to the Highway of Tears in northern British Columbia, to Saskatoon, this film honours those who have passed and uncovers reasons for hope. Finding Dawn illustrates the deep historical, social and economic factors that contribute to the epidemic of violence against Native women in this country."

We are pleased to have two special Guest Speakers who will comment on what the film means to them and to the organizations they represent.

Cherry Smiley is from Indigenous Women Against the Sex Industry (IWASI) and Moira Simpson was the cinematographer of Finding Dawn, and is a member of Remember Our Sisters Everywhere  (ROSE), a project of the Richmond Women's Resource Centre.

Wednesday December 4, 2013
Fisher Auditorium,
Richmond Hospital (corner of Gilbert and Westminster Hwy)
6.30-7.00 Welcome and refreshments
7.00-8.20 Film Screening
8.20-9.00 Guest Speakers comments and Q&A

Free parking in the gravel lot (enter from Westminster Highway).
We hope you can join us.


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Comment by ROSE on November 27, 2013 at 5:20pm

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