Postsecondary institutions commemorate Red Dress Day


Last week, postsecondary institutions held events and gatherings to commemorate Red Dress Day. Niagara College lowered its flags to half-mast, displayed red dresses on campus, and asked its community to wear red in recognition of the violence faced by Indigenous women, girls and two-spirited people. The University of Manitoba hosted events including a red dress pin workshop led by artist Gerri-Lee Pangman, and the University of Saskatchewan hosted speakers and performances encouraging reflection. In Alberta, a walk was held at Medicine Hat College to draw attention to violence faced by Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirited people; and Mount Royal University displayed red dresses on campus to raise awareness. The University of Victoria encouraged its community members to attend community events and consult readings and resources to expand their knowledge and awareness.

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