Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Remembering Our Sisters - Feb 3, OISE: Film Screening & Skype Q&A with Vancouver Women's Memorial March Organizers; Feb 14 at Police HQ - 6th Annual Memorial March for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women

Remembering Our Sisters

On February 3rd, the Centre for Integrative Anti-racism Studies (CIARS at OISE/UT), with the support of No More Silence, will screen short docs on missing and murdered Indigenous women in preparation for February 14th when rallies and memorial marches will take place across the country.

February 3
7:00 pm at OISE 5th floor Room 5-250

Screening work by director/producer Audrey Huntley including “A New Day” produced for
CTV First Story in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside - the piece looks at the tragic death of 22 year old Ashley Mischiskinic in mid September. Community members believe she was thrown out of the window of the 5th floor of the Regent Hotel by drug dealers as punishment for a drug debt and to send a message and warning to the community. Residents were outraged when police initially closed the investigation declaring her death a suicide on the same day. Huntley interviews members of the February 14th Women's Memorial March organizing committee looking at the bigger picture and their quest to end the violence. The screening will be followed by a skype Q & A with Vancouver activists and DTES residents.

Sponsored by: Centre for Integrative Anti-racism Studies, CIARS at OISE/UT

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