Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Film and Kitchen Table Talk
May 1 - watch party at 7 pm | May 5 - kitchen table talk at 7 pm
online, register for the links
In response to the success of the International Women’s Day mini film festival and thanks to popular demand, another film fest will be held, and this time it will honour May 5th’s Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Once again, the event is open to all past and current PSAC members who identify as women, and will kick off with a watch party that includes a chatroom on May 1st at 7 pm for the film Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women | AJ+. The Kitchen Table Talk will be held on May 5th.
The evening will start with an opening message from Regional Indigenous Coordinator, Jill MacNeill, and will be hosted by Regional Women’s Coordinator, Karen Sutton, 1st Alternate, Lea Serron, and 3rd Alternate, Nielene Chand. In addition, Gladys Radek and Sheridan Martin will be joining us.
- Gladys Radek is a world-renown advocate for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, particularly for the Highway of Tears. She will kick off our talk on May 5th.
- Sheridan Martin resides from the Gitxsan Nation, Wilps Dawamuux; traditional name is Sagit Skaak. She is a MMIWG advocate and support to families. She will be available during the event in a separate breakout room for any participants who may need to regroup because of the subject matter.
Gladys and Sheridan will also be available after the call as support, as necessary, for a set amount of time.
Please RSVP using the form below if you identify as a woman and would like to participate.
Watch Party: May 1st at 7:00 pm – Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women | AJ+ at youtube.
Movie Synopsis: AJ+’s Dena Takruri visits Winnipeg, Manitoba, where more Indigenous women and girls have gone missing or been murdered than anywhere else in the country. After years of failure on the part of police and the government, activists here are taking matters into their own hands. (Movie run time is 16 minutes)
Kitchen Table Talk: May 5th at 7:00 pm. RSVP below for the Zoom link.
SUPPLEMENTAL VIEWING (optional)
- Where women go missing in Canada | VPRO Documentary
- Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls, a Canadian Responsibility | Sophie Kiwala
- We are more than murdered and missing. | Tamara Bernard
***WARNING: Due to the sensitive nature of the movies and subject-matter, we encourage participants to ensure they have access to a support network, such as friends, family, or EAP.