On Tuesday, February 14th, red dresses will be hung in locations around McMaster’s main campus to commemorate the lives of missing or murdered Indigenous women and girls. Valentine’s Day has long been a day to raise awareness about gender-based violence, especially the colonial gender-based violence experienced by Indigenous women. The REDress Project was started by artist Jaime Black, who hopes the red dresses offer us “a visual reminder of the staggering number of women who are no longer with us.”
All are welcome to join us on Tuesday February 14th at 2:30pm for a memorial walk to commemorate and raise awareness about gender-based violence, beginning at the memorial stone and tree dedicated to missing and murdered Indigenous women at thefront entrance of L.R. Wilson Hall, near the Sterling street entrance to campus. We will visit several memorials for gender-based violence on McMaster’s main campus, and speakers will briefly address the significance of these memorials.
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