As part of its Lunch Talk Series, McLaughlin College presents “Violence Against Indigenous Women: The Past, Present, and Future” on March 22 from noon to 1:30pm.
This talk will focus on the history of how colonialism and governments have affected Indigenous peoples, the current situations they face, how these problems have turned into violence among their women and what the future will bring.
Attendees will hear from students’ personal research, as well as selected qualified speakers, and will be a part of an eye-opening experience that will shed light on what Indigenous women have gone through and continue to go through. They will also learn how they can become a part of the movement to end violence against Indigenous women.
Students Kristina McCutcheon, Nasha Ahmed, Alicia Zapa, Nicole Patimisco, Julia Black, Elite Hasson and Latoya Green have been learning about Indigenous resistance, as well as the history of violence and oppression against their women. They have also been working alongside the Anduhyaun Women’s Shelter as part of a course at York University. The course work and volunteering with Aboriginal women have given the students more awareness and knowledge about this sensitive subject.
Everyone is welcome to attend, and light refreshments will be provided. The event takes place in the Senior Common Room, 140 McLaughlin College.
For more information, contact Vicky Carnevale at ext. 33824 or firstname.lastname@example.org.