The REDress Project uses red dresses to draw attention to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) in Canada. Using donated red dresses, Metis artist Jaime Black has created an installation art project that serves as a visual reminder of the missing and murdered women, girls and two-spirited persons.
The REDress Project is part of a week of special events running from March 5 to 9. Find out more here.
Thursday March 8, 2018
University of Toronto Faculty Club
41 Willcocks Street
11:30 for 12 Noon
Cash bar with lunch followed by speaker,
Jodie-Lynn Waddilove, an Indigenous lawyer with the Attorney General’s Office.
Tickets are $50 and will be available at the February General Meeting.
For our Men’s Night our guest speaker was Arctic expert David Newland. He entertained us with an interesting and humorous talk, which included wonderful pictures of the Arctic. He, of course, mentioned the failed attempt of Sir John Franklin to find a Northwest Passage; this attempt perhaps would not have ended in disaster had Franklin followed the advice of the local people. The Inuit, Newland said, are good adapters having “gone from igloos to ipods in one generation.” More changes in the Arctic are coming; for example Newland estimates that by 2030 the North Pole will no longer be under ice.
With thanks to the club archivist.