Mississauga Library and Museums of Mississauga are working together to present The REDress Project to commemorate the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit people on Friday, May 5, 2023.
Red dresses will be displayed from Friday, May 5 to Thursday, June 15, at all library and museum locations as well as the Great Hall at City Hall and Heritage Mississauga. Red dresses reflect, honour and raise awareness for people who have been subject to disproportionate violence in Canada.
Join us for a conversation with Jaime Black-Morsette, a Métis visual artist, living and working on their ancestral homeland in the Red River valley of Manitoba, Canada.
Black-Morsette is the founder of The REDress Project, an installation art project to seek justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous People. Their art practice engages in themes of memory, identity, place and resistance and is grounded in an understanding of the body and the land as sources of cultural and spiritual knowledge.
This talk is moderated by Diane Thomas Black, an Indigenous activist and artist.
Who: All are welcome
Mississauga Library users
Thursday, May 4, 2023, at 7 p.m.
Registration required (a Mississauga Library card is not required)
The REDress Project
The REDress Project is an art installation of red dresses created by Jaime Black-Morsette, a multidisciplinary artist of mixed Anishinaabe and Finnish descent. The project was created as an aesthetic response to the thousands of Indigenous women and girls across Canada who have gone missing or were murdered. The empty dress is a stirring reminder of the missing Indigenous woman who should be wearing it.
Learn more about the project, visit jaimeblackartist.com/exhibitions/
SOURCE City of Mississauga
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