By David Klassen
The University of Winnipeg’s Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies (IWGS) is launching a campaign on Monday to raise awareness for the murders and disappearances of over 600 Aboriginal women across Canada.
The campaign will include the campus-wide installation of the REDress Project in partnership with local Métis artist Jaime Black.
“The installation of the REDress Project is a logical, and timely, extension of the community-building work that IWGS has been engaged in over the last several years with organizations such as the Coalition of Families of Missing and Murdered Women in MB, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the Art Building Community symposium,” said Kim Hunter, IWGS Projects and Events Coordinator.
Besides the installation of more than 120 dresses, IWGS is coordinating free events in conjunction with the project including daily tours of the installation, providing educational materials, supporting a movie screening as well as a panel of speakers.
REDress Project Events (open to the public)
All tours start at escalators, first floor Centennial Hall at U of W:
March 7 — 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
March 8 — 7 p.m.
March 9 — 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
March 10 — 12:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
March 12 — 2:30 p.m.