This conference examines the consistent and alarming rise of missing Indigenous women throughout Canada and Mexico. Deemed feminicide, a phenomenon that has been described as “gender extermination”, the taking of Indigenous women reveals a violence spurred by sexualized racism thereby tracing the legacy of colonization. While the conference provides a forum to examine this violence, it also maps a path to justice.The goals of the conference are:
• to raise public awareness about violence against indigenous women on a global context, but specifically in Canada and Mexico;
• to participate in the ongoing development of a critical analysis of systemic sexualized racism;
• to create a forum for multi-disciplinary organizations to meet and discuss both the theoretical and the grassroots activist work that needs to happen to stem this tide of violence;
• to facilitate support and activist networks for family members of missing women.
August 14-17, 2008, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
For more information and to register, visit our website at www.missingwomenregina.ca
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