REDress Action in Vancouver

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REDress Action in Vancouver

Time: October 6, 2015 at 12am to October 19, 2015 at 6pm
Location: Women's Monument
Street: Main Street and Terminal Avenue
City/Town: Vancouver, BC
Event Type: red, dress, action
Organized By: Red Dress movement
Latest Activity: Oct 6, 2015

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REDress ACTION
"There but not there"
Vancouver artists extend the reach of Métis artist Jaime Black's Red Dress Display. Red dresses will be hanging in Thornton Park in memory and in protest of the many murdered and missing Indigenous women in Canada.

A Sisters In Spirit Action
All day, October 4th, 2015
by the Women's Monument
Thornton Park, Main St and Terminal Ave
Vancouver, BC

Sisters in Spirit Candlelight Vigil and Rally
October 4th at 5:00 pm
453 West 12th Avenue
City Hall in Vancouver

Red dresses: There, but just not there
by Susan Solway, Windspeaker, 2010

There is no turning a blind eye to the fact that young Indigenous woman in Canada are five times more likely to have their life ended by violent death....

http://www.ammsa.com/publications/windspeaker/red-dresses-there-just-not-there#sthash.R4JwSHEU.dpuf

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Comment by ROSE on October 3, 2015 at 9:05am

PRESS RELEASE:

REDress Project in Vancouver Honours the Lives of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, BC – October 3, 2015)

On October 4th, National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, women in Vancouver are hanging red dresses in public to acknowledge the systemic violence faced by Indigenous women. Indigenous women are five times more likely to be murdered than other women in Canada. Currently, there are estimated to be over 1200 murdered and missing women in Canada, and the actual numbers are higher.

To mark this national day of remembrance and to support vigils that are happening across Canada, groups like Butterflies in Spirit and Remember Our Sisters Everywhere are hanging red dresses in Thornton Park near the women’s memorial outside the Vancouver train station on Main Street. Supporters, artists, and concerned citizens will be conducting this action, and hanging dresses at homes and businesses at other locations to highlight the need to address this national crisis. Thus, the dresses also represent the power of communities uniting to end this violence. People are invited to take photos of the hanging dresses and post them on social media with the hashtag #REDressVancouver. People are also encouraged to go to the Sisters in Spirit Candlelight Vigil and Rally happening at 5 pm at City Hall in Vancouver.

The REDress Project was initiated by Metis artist Jaime Black in 2010. Since then, it has spread to many cities across Canada, arriving now in Vancouver. The REDress Project is a grassroots effort to support the Sisters in Spirit campaign led by the Native Women’s Association of Canada and other organizations that are holding Sisters in Spirit vigils across Canada on October 4th.

Media Contact:
Remember Our Sisters Everywhere, rememberoursisterseverywhere@gmail.com


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