Aug
5
Alberta Avenue Doc-Series: Finding Dawn
With Alberta Avenue Community League
Event Details
5 August 2020
7:00pm10:00pm MDT
Alberta Avenue Community League, 9210 118 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
About the Event
Dawn Crey. Ramona Wilson. Daleen Kay Bosse. These are just three of the estimated 500 Indigenous women who have gone missing or been murdered in Canada over the past thirty years. Directed by acclaimed Métis filmmaker Christine Welsh, Finding Dawn is a compelling documentary that puts a human face to this national tragedy.

This is an epic journey into the dark heart of Indigenous women's experience in Canada. From Vancouver's skid row, where more than 60 women are missing, we travel to the Highway of Tears in northern British Columbia, and onward to Saskatoon, where the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women remain unresolved.

Along the road to honour those who have passed, we uncover reason for hope. It lives in Indigenous rights activists Professor Janice Acoose and Fay Blaney. It drives events such as the annual Women's Memorial March in Vancouver and inspires communities all along the length of Highway 16 to come together to demand change.

Finding Dawn illustrates the deep historical, social and economic factors that contribute to the epidemic of violence against Indigenous women in this country. It goes further to present the ultimate message that stopping the violence is everyone's responsibility.

If you can not join us for the documentary, you are welcome to view the documentary here: https://www.nfb.ca/film/finding_dawn/ ... Let us know if you watched it and will like to come in-person or virtually attend the next documentary. Email engage@albertaave.org to be informed of the next one!

Sign-up here to join us for the in-person screening of the documentary Finding Dawn. We will be watching the documentary indoors at the Alberta Avenue Community Centre. The audience chairs will be 2 meters apart and pandemic cohorts can sit together. Staff will be wearing masks and hand sanitizer is provided. Come through the west side entrance doors.

We will be serving popcorn and ice tea, from one dedicated kitchen staff member who will be wearing a face mask and gloves. Hand Sanitizer will be on site, and washrooms available.
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