Kitsilano Neighbourhood House supports Red Dress Day, a national day of awareness for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada. Red Dress day was inspired the The REDress Project by Metis artist Jaime Black – click here to learn more! https://www.jaimeblackartist.com/exhibitions/
The REDress Project, which involves the hanging of red dresses in public spaces, began as an art installation first displayed at the University of Winnipeg in 2011 and has since been replicated in communities across Canada.
The empty red dresses are meant to signify the loss of thousands of Indigenous women and girls over the past 40 years to colonial violence. Kits House supports Red Dress day with the hope of strengthening calls to action to end violence against Indigenous women and girls.
Drop by Kits House on Wednesday, May 5th to see the red dress we have hung in honour of Red Dress Day.
Show your support for Red Dress Day by wearing RED on May 5th!