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MMIWG2S Final Report Reading Group #5
August 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Trigger warning: The content of this event is focused on the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
“The Final Report is comprised of the truths of more than 2,380 family members, survivors of violence, experts and Knowledge Keepers shared over two years of cross-country public hearings and evidence gathering. It delivers 231 individual Calls for Justice directed at governments, institutions, social service providers, industries and all Canadians.” – https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Final_Report_Vol_1a-1.pdf
This report is a call to action for all non-Indigenous people to understand the depth, severity, and impact the violence, trauma, and genocide that has happened and continues to happen to Indigenous communities across the country.
Kind Space has committed to hosting ongoing, intentional space for people in our communities to read, process, discuss, plan, and act on the Calls for Justice together. This is a space that will encourage you to feel your feelings in order to move towards meaningful individual and collective action.
Reading groups will take place roughly every two weeks and varies days/times depending on availability of that space. It is not a requirement to attend every reading group. The next reading group will be on August 29.
Facilitating this space are Carling, Sloane, and Rita.
**This event is intended for non-Indigenous people/allies to look at, process, and ultimately let go of oppressive thoughts and patterns about Indigenous people and communities.**
Oppressive and/or microagressive comments on this event will either a) be challenged with compassion, information, and a call to growth and learning or b) deleted and banned.
MEETING 1: FORMAT
– Welcome/Why are we here/what are our intentions/guidelines
– Buddy/support system and resources
– Reading the final report together with breaks for processing
– Closing/check out
There will be a few printed copies available to share and you are welcome to read the report off a electronic device as we have free wifi available. We have a couple of laptops people can borrow.
222 Somerset building has automatic doors and wide elevators.
There is an all-gender, accessible washroom on our floor (4th floor) as well as stalled washrooms that become all gender washrooms in the evening which are not accessible to wheelchairs or walkers.
The suite door has an automatic button and the office space itself is wheelchair and walker accessible.
The building locks at 6pm on weeknights and those attending meetings or events at Kind Space after 6pm will need to buzz 401 on the intercom.