UPDATE: 'Walking With Our Sisters' exhibit comes to east Toronto

WhatsOn Oct 12, 2017 Beach Mirror

A community-based art commemoration that aims to show reverence for missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirited people hs come to east Toronto.

The Toronto District School Board is hosting Walking With Our Sisters at its Aboriginal Education Centre at 16 Phin Ave. from Sunday, Oct. 15 to Sunday, Oct. 22. Initially, the exhibit was to run until Sunday, Oct. 29. .

The official opening ceremony was held on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m.

Walking With Our Sisters, which is organized by local grandmothers, helpers and volunteers, and guided by the Walking With Our Sisters National collective, is travelling across Canada and the United States for seven years.

The exhibit features more than 1,800 unfinished pairs of moccasin tops symbolic of the unfinished lives of the estimated 1,200 missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirited people tragically cut short over the last 30 years.

The tops, or vamps as they’re called, are arranged on the floor in a winding formation. Visitors are invited to remove their shoes and walk alongside them on a pathway of cloth to show solidarity and respect.

Donations are needed. Email wwosTOfund@gmail.com for more information.

 

UPDATE: 'Walking With Our Sisters' exhibit comes to east Toronto

Exhibit concludes Sunday, Oct. 22

WhatsOn Oct 12, 2017 Beach Mirror

A community-based art commemoration that aims to show reverence for missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirited people hs come to east Toronto.

The Toronto District School Board is hosting Walking With Our Sisters at its Aboriginal Education Centre at 16 Phin Ave. from Sunday, Oct. 15 to Sunday, Oct. 22. Initially, the exhibit was to run until Sunday, Oct. 29. .

The official opening ceremony was held on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m.

Walking With Our Sisters, which is organized by local grandmothers, helpers and volunteers, and guided by the Walking With Our Sisters National collective, is travelling across Canada and the United States for seven years.

The exhibit features more than 1,800 unfinished pairs of moccasin tops symbolic of the unfinished lives of the estimated 1,200 missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirited people tragically cut short over the last 30 years.

The tops, or vamps as they’re called, are arranged on the floor in a winding formation. Visitors are invited to remove their shoes and walk alongside them on a pathway of cloth to show solidarity and respect.

Donations are needed. Email wwosTOfund@gmail.com for more information.

 

UPDATE: 'Walking With Our Sisters' exhibit comes to east Toronto

Exhibit concludes Sunday, Oct. 22

WhatsOn Oct 12, 2017 Beach Mirror

A community-based art commemoration that aims to show reverence for missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirited people hs come to east Toronto.

The Toronto District School Board is hosting Walking With Our Sisters at its Aboriginal Education Centre at 16 Phin Ave. from Sunday, Oct. 15 to Sunday, Oct. 22. Initially, the exhibit was to run until Sunday, Oct. 29. .

The official opening ceremony was held on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m.

Walking With Our Sisters, which is organized by local grandmothers, helpers and volunteers, and guided by the Walking With Our Sisters National collective, is travelling across Canada and the United States for seven years.

The exhibit features more than 1,800 unfinished pairs of moccasin tops symbolic of the unfinished lives of the estimated 1,200 missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirited people tragically cut short over the last 30 years.

The tops, or vamps as they’re called, are arranged on the floor in a winding formation. Visitors are invited to remove their shoes and walk alongside them on a pathway of cloth to show solidarity and respect.

Donations are needed. Email wwosTOfund@gmail.com for more information.