EVENT NOTICE (Idle No More Sudbury): Women’s Memorial March

Feb 14, 2013

EVENT NOTICE (Idle No More Sudbury): Women’s Memorial March

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Women’s Memorial March
The Women’s Memorial March is an opportunity to come together to grieve the loss of our beloved sisters, remember the women who are still missing, and to dedicate ourselves to justice. Twenty two years ago, in response to a Coast Salish woman's murder in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, an annual march began on Valentine’s Day to express compassion, community, and caring. Decades later, the march continues to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

V-DAY and One Billion Rising
Idle No More is organizing in solidarity with V-Day, which is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. This Valentine's Day, an international event is taking place known as One Billion Rising. It is an attempt to get One Billion Men and Women to rise against violence towards women and girls. More information can be found here: tp://www.onebillionrising.org/pages/about-one-billion-rising

On Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013, celebrate Have a Heart Day by supporting Indigenous children to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy, and proud of their cultures. Have a Heart Day is about caring Canadians working together to ensure Indigenous children have proper services that make them feel proud of who they are. Explore the Have a Heart Day website for more information, to send an e-Valentine, or to order Have a Heart Valentine’s cards, posters, bookmarks, and buttons, here:www.fncaringsociety.com/have-a-heart


It is time to honour our women. We will start at N'Swakamok, then make our way down Elm to Lisgar, then take Lisgar to Larch, then Minto to Memorial Park (route is subject to change, and will be updated accordingly). At Memorial Park, we will be smudging and inviting our brave and strong women to come forward with their stories of courage and victory. There will be the opportunity for tobacco offerings as well.


For further information please contact Andrea Gustafson at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJZ0ma_2gU8&feature=youtu.be