Seeking Justice for Our Sisters: A Virtual Event Series Dedicated to Raising Awareness About Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Please join the AIRC team in our efforts to spread awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. This first event in the series will consist of presentations delivered by the American Indian Resource Center interns. Some of the topics we will cover include the impact of and relationship to extractive industries and MMIWG and how non-Native people can be strong allies in our efforts to raise awareness about MMIWG.
The Human Rights Investigations Lab harnesses digital technologies to address and challenge human rights violations. In partnership with AIRC, this presentation focuses on a 7-month investigation into the epidemic of MMIWG in the Northern California region. Learn about how we used the internet as a fact-finding tool to further awareness and knowledge about MMIWG cases.
Jaime Black is a multidisciplinary artist of mixed Anishinaabe and European descent. Black’s art practice engages in themes of memory, identity, place and resistance and is grounded in an understanding of the body and the land as sources of cultural and spiritual knowledge. The REDress Project she created focuses on the issue of missing or murdered Indigenous women across Canada. It is an installation art project based on an aesthetic response to this critical national issue. The project has been installed in public spaces throughout Canada and the United States as a visual reminder of the staggering number of women who are no longer with us. Through the installation she hopes to draw attention to the gendered and racialized nature of violent crimes against Indigenous women and to evoke a presence through the marking of absence.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm