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January 12, 2011

The REDress Project

updated 1/22 - DATE/LOCATION CHANGED


The REDress Project is a public art installation to raise awareness surrounding the murder and disappearance of over 500 Aboriginal women across Canada.

The Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies (IWGS) at the University of Winnipeg is partnering with local Métis artist Jaime Black.  The aim of the project is to collect 500 RED dresses to display in public spaces.

How can you get involved?

Come to the meeting on February 3 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in the 2nd floor Duckworth Centre Lounge.

- Donate new or gently used RED dresses or cash.
  The great folks at the Opp Shop, 462 Sherbrook, are accepting donations - 
  drop off a RED dress and maybe get yourself a treat!  
  They are open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5:00 pm.
  Dresses can be sent by mail to 
  87 Ruby street, Winnipeg, MB R3G 2E1 r3g c/o jaime black

- Start conversations about the issue.  Learn more through The Native Women’s Association of Canada's Sisters in Spirit project   

- Volunteer to install the project, hand out information or talk about the project.

- Attend the REDress installation on Monday, March 7, from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, during International Women’s Week, from March 7 to 12. 

There will also be tours of the installation, educational materials, a movie screening, and a panel of speakers for everyone to discuss this gendered and racialized violence.


Contact:

Kim Hunter - IWGS Projects and Events Coordinator 
iwgs@uwinnipeg.ca 
or 204.786.9921 
Jaime Black - Artist + creator of the REDress project  
kalikalay@gmail.com 

REDress Project’s Facebook page 
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=143375419021308


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These are the locations that will be accepting donations of a gently used Red Dress:

UWSA Info Booth
Main Floor, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave.

Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre
1150A Waverly St.

North Point Douglas Women’s Centre
221 Austin Street N.

West Central Women’s Resource Centre
640 Ellice Ave.

The Opp Shop
462 Sherbrook Ave.

Up Shoppe
382 Selkirk Ave.

and also...
Women's and Gender Studies office
4th floor, Graham hall - 4G06 (or to us in 4G13)

Heck, if you arrange a time with us in advance, we'll even come and meet you at your car at the UW doors! 
Email Kim at iwgs@uwinnipeg.ca to make arrangements.


Thanks so very much for your support!

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