Sat Feb 1: Violence Against Indigenous Women

Posted: January 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

Saturday, February 1 – 2-3:30 pm (Central Library – Stevenson & Hunt B)

Co-sponsored by: At^lohsa and Deshkan Ziibi

For years, communities have pointed to the high number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada. Recently, a new database, the first comprehensive and fully public list of missing and murdered Aboriginal women has been established, listing 824 missing or murdered Indigenous women who were Inuit, Métis or First Nations.

Indigenous women face life-threatening, gender-based violence, and disproportionately experience violent crimes because of hatred and racism. Furthermore, Indigenous females are over-represented in the prison system. They are held in higher security and serve longer sentences than non-Indigenous women. Prison conditions for Indigenous women are much more difficult because of racism and on-going colonization. Gloria Alvarez- Mulcahy will facilitate a series of films and discussions.

Gloria Alvernaz Mulcahy is of Tsalagi Aniyunwiya (Cherokee) ancestry and was born in the Monterrey Bay area on the Pacific coast. Gloria is the President of the Deshkan Ziibi Native Women’s Association and was active in Vision Quest in the Downtown East Side (Vancouver). She became a member of the League of Canadian Poets after her first book of poetry – Songs that Untune the Sky. Alvernaz Mulcahy has a PhD from the University of Maryland and is presently at the University of Western Ontario. She is co-author of several poetry books and various CDs with sound poet P. Kemp and is also a mixed media artist, musician, and curator for the Centre for Creativity, King’s University College. Her new book, Borderlands & Bloodlines, focuses on her indigenous roots.

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Comments
  1. Thanking the efficiency of those Policemen! Horrible People & Equally Terrible Cops!! (MH-04-ET-3883)

    Justice Bought Is Justice Denied!

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