This Saturday is the Fourth Annual Rally and March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. From the announcement:
Stop impunity around the disappearances and murders of Indigenous
women on Turtle Island! Over 500 Indigenous women have been murdered or have gone missing in Canada, most in the last 30 years. We come together in defense of our lives and to demonstrate the complicity of the state and its institutions (police, RCMP, coroners’ offices and the courts) in the ongoing genocide of Indigenous peoples.
Saturday February 14, 2009 at noon
Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College St. (near Bay St).
The march will head to the Coroner’s office (26 Grenville St), followed by a gathering with food at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Women and Trans People (563 Spadina Ave).
A limited number of TTC tokens are available for those attending the event. The UofT Centre for Women and Trans People is wheelchair accessible and will be open from 11 a.m. for those wanting to help cook for the feast, or for event participants who need to warm up.
More details about the event organizers and how you can help below.
Similar events will be occurring in Victoria, Winnipeg, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Sudbury, London (ON), Thunder Bay, and Vancouver.
The February 14 rally in Toronto is being organized by No More Silence (NMS). NMS aims to develop an inter/national network to support the work being done by activists, academics, researchers, agencies and communities to stop the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women. To get involved or endorse the event email us at nomoresilence AT riseup DOT net.
The Toronto event is endorsed by: CUPE-SCFP; Trans Feminist Action Caucus, CUPE 3903; Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP); Centre for Women and Trans People, University of Toronto; Centre for Women and Trans People, York University; Canadian Chiapanecas Justice for Women; No One Is Illegal Toronto; For Womens Autonomy, Rights and Dignity
(FORWARD); Toronto Haiti Action Committee.
If you want to help as a marshal for the rally or help cook for the feast,if you can make a donation to cover transportation costs for speakers at the event, email nomoresilence AT riseup DOT net.
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