The Silence is Broken, But the Violence Continues: Now What?

Wednesday July 20, 2011
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Native Canadian Centre
16 Spadina Road,
Toronto, ON

Discussion: Where to take our efforts to end the murders and disappearance of Indigenous women/Two Spirit/Trans and a screening of the film: “Survival, Strength, Sisterhood: Power of Women in the Downtown Eastside”

“Survival, Strength, Sisterhood: Power of Women in the Downtown Eastside” is a short film that documents the 20 year history of the annual women’s memorial march for missing and murdered women in Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories. By focusing on the voices of women who live, love, and work in the Downtown Eastside this film debunks the sensationalism surrounding a neighbourhood deeply misunderstood, and celebrates the complex and diverse realities of women organizing for justice. (32 mins)
A film by Alejandro Zuluaga and Harsha Walia, based on concept by the Downtown Eastside Power of Women Group. This is a not-for-profit production that is available for free distribution under creative commons license
Panel featuring: Lee Maracle, Darlene Ritchie, Harsha Walia, Native Youth Sexual Health Network, Audrey Huntley (MC)

Hosted by: No More Silence & Toronto Missing and Murdered Women’s Committee at the NCCT