Red Dress Day
National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit people (MMIWG2S)
Today, on National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People (MMIWG2S), we remember these lost lives and the impact on their communities. May 5 is also Red Dress Day, which was inspired by the Red Dress project by Jamie Black. The project uses empty red dresses to symbolize the lost lives at the hands of violence as a way to publicly raise awareness and inspire action against the racial and gendered violence against Indigenous People.
SOAR Professional Services is collaborating with their partners at Dillon Consulting Limited to support the development of Indigenous-led shelters for Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people within their communities by helping to secure funding and providing engineering and project management services in the completion of these critical services. Improving access to culturally inclusive and welcoming environments for individuals in their time of need is an important act in addressing the ongoing MMIWG2S crisis.
Today we remember these lost lives and the impact on their communities.