Wednesday, January 30, 2008

From the Inbox: Upcoming Rally

This is being circulated in my Gender and Development class:


3rd Annual Rally To Honour Our Missing Sisters Thursday, February 14, 2008, 12 noon, Outside Police Headquarters at Bay and College
Strawberry Ceremony in Honor of our Missing Sisters - Speakers and drumming Gathering with food immediately to follow at U of T's Centre for Women and Trans People (563 Spadina Ave).

Hundreds of Indigenous women have been murdered or have gone missing over the last 30years.
Today we join women in Vancouver, Edmonton, Sudbury and Winnipeg coming together in defense of our lives and to demonstrate the complicity of the colonizer state and its institutions - police, RCMP,coroner's offices and the courts, in the on going genocide against First Nations people. Indigenous communities are over policed and Indigenous girls make up the fastest growing prison population yet their deaths go uninvestigated and their killers unpunished. We call on all people in this country to take a stand - NO MORE SILENCE!! Bring your drums!

No More Silence aims to develop a national network of local coalitions comprised of Indigenous women and allies working together to support the initiatives of independent Indigenous women working to stop the disappearances and end impunity.

Endorsed by: CUPE-SCFP; METRAC; Brampton Coalition for Peace and Justice;Parkdale Community Legal Services; The Humanist Centre of Cultures; Not In Our Name; Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP); The Centre for Women and Trans People at the University of Toronto; Canadian Chiapanecas Justice for Women; Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid; Canadian Arab Federation; No One Is Illegal Toronto; The Ontario Women's Health Network; CAW-Sam Gindin Chairin Social Justice and Democracy at Ryerson; Toronto Haiti Action Committee,Students Against Israeli Apartheid.

Sounds like the way to be spending my Valentine's Day this year.

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