Universities honour MMIWG with Red Dress campaign, commemorative events


Several Ontario universities and student groups took time on and around Valentine’s Day to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG). Students walked through McMaster University’s campus holding roses to commemorate Indigenous women and girls who have lost their lives to violence. The University of Windsor held an event to remember and honour the spirits of MMIWG. Laurentian University held an event honouring the Red Dress campaign and hosted guest speakers from the community and a Red Dress workshop to draw awareness to MMIWG. “When taking a moment to pause and reflect on the tens of thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and 2SLGBTQQIA, we have to remember that one was too many,” noted Mary Laur, director of the Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre at Laurentian.

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