The First Peoples Indigenous Centre (FPIC) at Durham College is reaching out to students, employees and community members for donations of red dresses by Monday, February 3, for use in an upcoming special event.
The REDress Campus Campaign will take place from Monday, February 10 to Friday, February 14. This on-campus project and week of related events is inspired by The REDress Project created by Métis multidisciplinary artist Jaime Black as an aesthetic response to the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People (MMIWG2S) in Canada. The REDress Campus Campaign aims to raise awareness, generate conversation, inspire action and honour those who have been affected by the historic and ongoing MMIWG2S crisis.
Red dresses will be collected by the FPIC until February 3 and can be brought directly to the Centre or dropped off at the FPIC table in The Pit, Gordon Willey building, Oshawa campus, during the Champions of Action information fair on Tuesday, January 28 from noon to 2 p.m., part of DC’s first annual Social Justice Week (January 28 to 30).
The FPIC is located in Room 141 of the Centre for Collaborative Education at the college’s Oshawa campus. Anyone looking for more information is encouraged to stop by the Centre or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
More details about The Red Dress Project at DC and its related events will follow.