An upcoming virtual event is aiming to honour and celebrate Indigenous women and the strength of their work.
Sponsored by the Office of the Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement and Hadiya’dagénhahs First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Centre, the Red Women Rising event will take place online Thursday, May 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. and has been organized by Lyn Trudeau, Lecturer of Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology, along with partners throughout the University.
During the two-hour event, participants will hear from Brock’s Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement Robyn Bourgeois along with four guest speakers who will discuss their work locally.
- Jennifer Dockstader — Executive Director of Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre
- Fallon Farinacci — Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Survivor, Advocate and Speaker
- Patty Krawec — Author, Public Speaker and Podcaster
- Layla Staats — Indigenous filmmaker, speaker and activist
Trudeau said welcoming women to speak who are part of the local community was intentional.
“We have many women in our communities that support, guide, stand up and protect our traditional knowledge and ways of being in the world,” she said. “We wanted to invite Indigenous women from various backgrounds, various skill sets and abilities who contribute and give back to our communities in many meaningful ways.”
The event is open to the public and interested participants are asked to register through Eventbrite.