REDress Project: an Invitation: Sun Nov 22

On Sunday November 22. Emma and Felix Jack Park will become part of the National REDress Project. The Project, started in 2008 by Jamie Black, a Metis artist from Manitoba raises awareness about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women across Canada by hanging empty red dresses in public places. The project is a thought provoking way of addressing the issue of the murdered and missing women.

Red dresses are showing up in locations on the island in advance of the installation on Sunday. These offerings are how some in the community have chosen to participate.

Many of us have experienced the effects of violence directed towards women, in our families and in our communities. If you feel inspired to be a part of the project you can contact John Aitken to contribute a Red Dress, or you can meet up at Emma and Felix Jack Park on Sunday at 1:30. The dresses will be hung at that time and a ceremony will be held at 3:00 to remember the women and girls. The installation will remain up over night and will be removed on Monday. All are welcome.

For further information please contact John Aitken

Below is an interview with REDdress Project creator Jaime Black.

posted November 2015

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