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REDress Project
Posted Monday, November 28, 2011 10:24 AM
 
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Sponsored by the gender and environment workshop in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources, the REDress project is a visual art installation project. As an aesthetic response to the over 700 missing or murdered Aboriginal women in Canada, the installation seeks to draw attention to the gendered and racialized nature of violent crimes against Aboriginal women and to evoke and provoke action. An all-day workshop, Gender and Environment: Action Agenda in Manitoba, will be held on November 28. The talks will determine an action agenda to bring women’s issues to 2012 United Nations Environment Programme meeting in Brazil. The agenda includes the REDress Project artist talk with Jaime Black in the afternoon.


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Gender and Environment: Action Agenda in Manitoba

Date: Monday, November 28, 2011
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Room 108 St. John's College

Speakers from Women's World will present their talks and art. Workshops in the afternoon will determine an action agenda on Gender and Environment to bring women's issues to the 2012 UNEP meeting in Brazil (Rio+20).

Guest Speakers: Cathy Merrick, Cross Lake, Eugennie Mercnedi, Betty Halcrow,
Governance House, Canada
Shannon Cormier, Sylvia Boudreau, Vanessa Tait and Cherie Burns, Thelma Morrisseau, Velma Orvis, Delores Chief-abigosis, Mino Bimaadizzwin Kookumug Giizhibazee, Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc., Canada, Emily Ternette, Diane Driedger. DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN) Manitoba, Jaime Black, The REDress Project: Marking an Absence, Winnipeg
Jacinta Wiebe, University College of the North, Dr. Shirley Thompson, Durdana Islam, Myrle Ballard, University of Manitoba

Registration is required. Please RSVP to Dr. Shirley Thompson or Zulfiya Tursunova at gender.environment@gmail.com.

Organizer: Natural Resources Institute
Sponsors: Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, University of Manitoba
Graduate Students' Association, University of Manitoba
 
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