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Red Dress Day at Banff YWCA

Sunday, May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Red Dress Day
Sunday, May 5, 2024, 3 PM – 5 PM
Location: YWCA Banff (Outside + The Great Room)

Red Dress Day is also known as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People (MMWIG2S). In 2010, Métis artist Jamie Black began The REDress Project, an art installation that hung hundreds of empty red dresses in public spaces to raises awareness about the thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit people across Turtle Island (Canada). For over three decades, grassroots Indigenous women activists have marched in the streets, walked across Canada, held vigils, and taken other actions to draw attention to the scope and scale of the violence and call on governments to take action.

Schedule
Pick up an information pamphlet at 3pm and view the Red Dresses hung outside the YWCA as a tribute to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People.
Afterwards, head to the YWCA Great Room for light refreshments and the opportunity to meet others passionate about the crisis.
From 4-5pm, join Teresa Snow, a Iyarhe Nakoda Knowledge Keeper for a panel discussion on the MMWIG2S crisis

Registration is required for the panel discussion (see link below).

*Please note the YWCA building is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.
This event is put on by the Harmony Project as part of Sexual Violence Awareness Month.

Details

Date:
Sunday, May 5
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://ywcabanff.ca/programs-services/harmony-project/svam/#band3-modc1-btn_modal