Red Dresses were displayed in Uxbridge, Ontario on Sunday October 3/21 after A Gathering of People walked carrying Empty Dresses… This is becoming a “Traveling Acknowledgement OF MMIWG2S” first held in Unionvill with Shanta Elizabeth Sundarason with much help from Giving Tree Young People, then Stouffvill organized by Nikki Best Devereux and then Uxbridge by Maamawi Collective. A conversation has started to continue to Port Perry. Please let us know your community is interested too.
The walk from Centennial park to Elgin park.
The Elgin park gathering among the trees and red dresses
A travelling acknowledgement of MMIWG2S
Guest speaker Becky Big Canoe member of Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation
Barbara Blower passes out the red ribbons
…a red Ribbon was passed from Hand to Hand starting and ending with Becky creating a circle. Deanna then moved around the circle cutting the ribbon so people could take home their “piece” Deanna suggested we tie the pieces to a tree at our home.
photos by Stuart Blower