As a group that has been "socially, economically, and politically marginalized," Indigenous women have been frequent targets for hatred and violence. Underlying factors such as poverty and homelessness contribute
As a group that has been “socially, economically, and politically marginalized,” Indigenous women have been frequent targets for hatred and violence. Underlying factors such as poverty and homelessness contribute to their victimization, as do historical factors such as racism, sexism, and the legacy of colonialism. Indigenous women are between 3 and 3.5 times more likely to be victims of violent crime than other women, and the violence they face is often more severe.
Join Erin Lamb Meeches, Schaghticoke Tribal Nation, for a discussion on the issue of MMIW and the Creative Response Movements that have come out of that to help raise awareness, including “Walking With Our Sisters,” “REDress Project,” “Ribbon Skirts,” “Faceless Dolls Project,” and “Standing With Our Sisters Vigals.” Erin will be sharing examples of Ribbon Skirts and “Walking With Our Sisters” moccasin vamps for viewing.
Space is limited. Please call (860) 868-0518 or email [email protected] to reserve your spot.
Included in the Price of Admission: $10 Adults; $8 Seniors; $6 Children; IAIS Members Free
(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Institute for American Indian Studies
38 Curtis Rd, Washington, CT 06793
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