Zonta Says NO Campaign

Missing, Murdered But Not Forgotten

Zonta Says NO Launch
Zonta Says NO Launch

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

At the Woodstock Art Gallery

A Free Event, No Charge for Admission

Featured speaker is Sandra Monture, Executive Director of Ganohkwasra Family Assault Services located on the Six Nations of the Grand River.

Sandy will speak to us about the over 1,000 murdered and/or missing Aboriginal women in Canada and the shockingly high rates of violence against Indigenous women.

Logan Staats, Six Nations musician/songwriter, winner of a People’s Choice Award at the 2014 Aboriginal Music Awards in Winnipeg, will share his musical talents during the evening.

This event will include: a cash wine/beer bar, appetizers and the Zonta signature ribbon cookies prepared by Woodstock District Developmental Services.

The United Nations has proclaimed the 25th of every month as “Orange Day”  to highlight issues relevant to preventing and ending violence against women and girls.

 

Free Skating Party

Zonta Says NO Skating Party
Zonta Says NO Skating Party

 

Domestic Abuse Services Oxford

Monday, December 1, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

At the Woodstock Community Complex

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jaime Black’s REDress Project

Jamie Black's REDress Project
Jaime Black’s REDress Project

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

At the Woodstock Art Gallery

A Free Event, No Charge for Admission

Jaime Black a Winnipeg indigenous artist who developed the REDress Project to focus on the issue of missing or murdered Aboriginal women across Canada.

It is an installation art project based on an aesthetic response to this critical issue.  The project consists of hundreds of red dresses, which have been installed across Canada and will be installed in public spaces throughout Woodstock from December 4th– December 8th as a visual reminder of the staggering number of women who are no longer with us.

This event will include: appetizers and the Zonta signature ribbon cookies prepared by Woodstock District Developmental Services.

 

 

 

Remembrance of the Montreal Massacre

Film Screening of Finding Dawn

Zonta Says NO_Finding Dawn
Zonta Says NO_Finding Dawn

Monday, December 8, 2014, noon—1:20 p.m.

At the Woodstock Little Theatre

FINDING DAWN is a Canadian film (2006) by Christine Welsh puts a human face on a tragedy that has received precious little attention. In 2006, the time of the film’s release Dawn Crey, Ramona Wilson and Daleen Kay Bosse were just three of the estimated 500 Aboriginal women who had gone missing or been murdered in Canada over the past 30 years.

Acclaimed Métis filmmaker Christine Welsh embarked on an epic journey to shed light on these murders and disappearances that remain unresolved to this day.

She begins at Vancouver’s skid row where more than 60 poor women disappeared and travels to the “Highway of Tears” in northern British Columbia where more than two dozen women (all but one Native) have vanished.

This engrossing film illustrates the deep historical, social and economic factors that contribute to the epidemic of violence against Aboriginal women.  It highlights the disturbing, world-wide culture of impunity that allows murders of women – especially those who are poor, indigenous, or sex workers – to go unsolved and unpunished.

 QUOTES

“A compelling documentary…Explores the truth about violence against Native women.”  Barbara Bourrier-LaCroix  Canadian Women’s Health Network

“Going way beyond media stereotypes of native women as victims, it presents the real stories of native women who are actively engaged in making changes on and off reserve.”  Kevin Griffin  The Vancouver Sun

“Bring[s] into view the many hundreds of victims too long hidden by our culture’s attitudes toward aboriginal women. While this is a deeply distressing film…it is full of hope and strength.”  Stephen Berg  The Edmonton Journal