March 8, 2018
The theme of this evening is to connect homelessness and addiction to the MMIWG; case in point, Tina Fontaine. The inspiring film, Us and Them will screen, followed by a keynote from Sandra DeLaronde at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights — almost the exact location where Tina’s body was tragically pulled from the Red River.
You don’t want to miss this call to action to advocate for Indigenous women who are vulnerable on our streets. This will be a potentially life-changing event hosted by Manitobans for Human Rights.
Keynote address by MMIWG advocate Sandra DeLarone
Post-screening Q&A with the filmmaker and special guests.
Tickets $25, Youth $15
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Indigenous women and homeless focus of International Women’s Day event
Keynote address by Sanda DeLaronde, MMIWG advocate
WINNIPEG – March 1, 2018 – To mark International Women’s Day, Manitobans for Human Rights, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Assembly of First Nations – Manitoba Region, and Peguis First Nation are proud to host an evening of inspiration, discussion, and advocacy. Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, Ry Moran, will emcee this fundraising event to promote human rights for Indigenous women and the homeless in Manitoba.
The event begins with a film screening of Us and Them, a documentary 10 years in the making about a woman who sets out to help four homeless people using the First Nations Medicine Wheel – but they end up helping her. The film has screened more than 50 times across Canada, including at a Parliament Hill event for Canada’s Members of Parliament, hosted by Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.
“Us and Them is a deeply visceral film that shows audiences the reality of life outside on our streets,” said filmmaker Krista Loughton, who will speak at the event. “One of the film’s participants has a sister on the MMIWG list, and another sister who was murdered by police officers in Saskatoon. These crimes affect families for life. We can’t stop advocating until Indigenous women are safe in our society.”
DATE: March 8, 2018
LOCATION: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way
TIME: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The film will be followed with a keynote address by Sandra DeLaronde, DeLaronde is also known for her work advocating for the families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).
Tickets to the event are $25.
Tickets $25, Youth $15