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Red Dress Exhibit

28 May 2023 at 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Free

Central Library, 1st Floor Living Room

A path of 21 red dresses, hung on wardrobe racks and bearing the stories of 12 victims is a symbolic representation of the all-too many Indigenous women and girls in Canada harmed by violence.

The Exhibit provides an opportunity for the Hamilton community to come together in reflection and solidarity to end the national crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and LGBTQ2S+ people.

A special ceremony will be held on Friday May 5, Noon-12:30pm, in honour of the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit People (MMIWG2S).

A moment of silence will be observed at all Hamilton Public Library locations at 12:30pm.

Visit the exhibit during Central Library's open hours:

Mon-Thurs 9am-8pm
Fri 9am-6pm
Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 12pm-5pm
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Exhibit music courtesy of Natasha Findlay-Clairmont and Christina Barahona.

The exhibit has been installed by the City’s Indigenous Relations team in partnership with the Hamilton Public Library. Visit www.hamilton.ca/IndigenousRecognition for more information on MMIWG2S Day, held each year on May 5, and Hamilton’s commitment to advancing Truth and Reconciliation through the ongoing implementation of its locally focused Urban Indigenous Strategy.

Explore HPL’s Red Dress collections list to learn the stories of Indigenous women, girls, two- spirit and gender-diverse people in Canada who are missing or murdered.

Details

Date:
28 May 2023
Time:
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Series:
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.hpl.ca/articles/red-dress-exhibit

Organizer

Hamilton Public Library
Phone
905-546-3200
Email
arts@hpl.ca
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Other

Accessibility
Wheelchair accessible, Gender-neutral washrooms

Venue

Central Library
55 York Blvd
Hamilton, L8R 3K1
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Phone
905-546-3200
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