REDress project, ‘these lives are worth remembering’ – The Aquinian

REDress project, ‘these lives are worth remembering’ – The Aquinian

by ahnationtalk on November 3, 2015236 Views

November 3, 2015

When Mandy Richard, a second-year at St. Thomas University, hung up red dresses around campus in early October, she was expecting a mix of reactions. Instead, she was surprised by the number of students who were inspired and moved by the art installation.

Mandy was following the footsteps of Jaime Black, the woman who started The REDress project. The dresses are meant to symbolize missing and murdered aboriginal women and honour their memory.
Jaime Black visited St. Thomas last week to put up red dresses and speak. Julie Kaye also gave a talk titled, Mobilizing Collective Outrage from the West to the Atlantic: Canada’s Violence Against Indigenous Women, in Kinsella Auditorium last Wednesday night.

The events were sponsored by St. Thomas University’s Women’s Studies and Gender Studies program and the Peace Studies program, as well as the Office of Research Services to increase student awareness of violence against aboriginal women.

Read More: http://theaquinian.net/redess-project-says-lives-worth-remembering/

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