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As part of Native American Heritage month, the Gay Johnson McDougall Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion will host a public art exhibition. The Third Annual Red Dresses Exhibit will be on display in various campus locations as a haunting representation of the many Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, girls, and two-spirit peoples lost to violence. As of 2016, 5,712 American Indian and Native Alaskan women and girls have been reported missing - of those, only 116 cases have been logged with the U.S. Department of Justice. Click here (link to: www.nativewomenswilderness.org/mmiw) to learn more.
The exhibit will open on Monday, October 30, 2023 in the Alston Trellis Garden and will remain available to the campus and the public until Friday, December 1, 2023. You are invited to walk through, reflect on Red Dresses and learn more about MMIW. However, we ask that you not disturb the exhibit in any way. To donate a dress to be part of the MMIW exhibit, please fill out the donation form: forms.gle/JcfTG8R3nRLD971X8
Red Dresses at Agnes was first executed by ASC alumn Autumn Hastings '22. For more information about the Métis visual artist, Jaime Black of Winnipeg, Canada, who founded the REDress Project and inspired this exhibit, click here: www.jaimeblackartist.com/exhibitions/

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