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Sisters in Spirit Week 2014 -- Toronto

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Sisters in Spirit Week 2014 -- Toronto

The Call Out:

Fwd: Sisters In Spirit Week 2014 -- Five days of events prior to Sisters in Spirit Vigil

Monday, September 29: Art workshop -- Understanding Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) through art. 10:00am-12:30pm and 1:30-4:00pm at NWRCT. Facilitated by Red Pepper Spectacle Arts. ALL WOMEN WELCOME.

Tuesday, September 30: Media Day -- raise awareness about MMIW through handing out flyers.

Wednesday, October 1: Hand drumming with Amy Desjarlais. 10:00am-12:00pm. Drop in and learn three different women's honour songs.

Sweetgrass Ceremony -- Private healing ceremony for families who are affected by MMIW with Grandmother Wanda Whitebird. 1:30-3:30pm at NWRCT. Please contact 416-963-9963 ex. 212.

Thursday, Oct 2: Letter writing campaign with Amnesty International and button making with Native Youth Sexual Health Network. 10:30am-12:30pm at NWRCT.

NWRCT Presentation and Teach-in: Dispelling Stereotypes about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. 5:00pm-7:00pm at NWRCT with Dr. Suzanne Stewart and Lee Maracle. Open to general public.

Friday, October 3: Social Media Campaign to raise awareness about Sisters in Spirit and MMIW. Tweet, Facebook, etc.

Sat. Oct 4: Sisters in Spirit Vigil. Join us in Allan Gardens from 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Dear Community Members and Supporters,

Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto will once again be hosting Toronto's "Sisters In Spirit Vigil" at Allan Gardens Park on Saturday, October 4th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Please come out to celebrate and remember the lives of our mothers, sisters, aunties, grandmothers and friends that have been taken from us too soon leaving behind a legacy of memories and loved ones.

Supporting Organizations Include:
2-Spirited of the 1st Nations
416 Community Support for Women
Aboriginal Law Students' Association at U of T
Amnesty International
Covenant House
METRAC
Na-Me-Res
Native Earth Performing Arts
Native Youth Sexual Health Network
No More Silence
Red Pepper Spectacle Arts
Sistering
Street Haven

For more Information, please call: (416) 963-9963 or email us at: volunteer@nwrct.ca

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