Sun, Jul 7, 2019 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Designated Table in Main Hall
This month Yvonne will feature information about the “Honouring the Women” project. This project was announced by Doreen Manuel, Arthur Manuel’s sister, at the June 9th Stop TransMountain Pipeline rally at Creekside Park, Science World.
The recently released National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Report states that there is a correlation between resource extraction and violence against Indigenous women and girls. Work camps/man camps built for resource extraction projects are implicated in higher rates of violence against Indigenous women at the camps and neighbouring communities.
Doreen is collecting red dresses with the plan to hang them along the route of the pipeline as an art installation and a reminder to all who the victims are.
On Sundays, June 30th and July 7th, we will be collecting red dresses for Doreen’s project.
You can donate a red dress or funds for the ones we are purchasing from thrift stores (average cost for a dress is $10).
General Information about this monthly table:
The Social Justice Committee is hosting this discussion and information table on the first Sunday of each month.
Please stop by to browse, discuss and share your thoughts about what Truth & Reconciliation means to you.
At this table you will find:
- Events at UCV and in the community related to reconciliation
- Books and DVDs that can be checked out
- Binders containing articles and historical document summaries
- People to converse with!
Send questions or comments to Yvonne at [email protected]