RALLY FOR OUR MISSING SISTERS:
The following was received today from the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP), and it's about a planned rally for indigenous women who have gone missing in the last 30 years. There is supposed to be a local event here in Winnipeg, and Molly will try and give details as they become available.
Please forward widely:
FOURTH ANNUAL RALLY FOR OUR MISSING SISTERS:
Stop impunity around the disappearances and murders of Indigenous women on Turtle Island!
When: Saturday February 14, 2009 at noon
Where: TO Police Headquarters at 40 College St. (near Bay St)
Rally and march to the Coroner's office (26 Grenville St), followed by a gathering with food 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 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.
In addition to the Toronto rally and march, similar events will be occurring in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Sudbury, and London, ON.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 (NOII); For Women's Autonomy, Rights and Dignity (FORWARD); Toronto Haiti Action Committee.