The Native American Student Union (NASU) and the Women's Resource Center (WRC) have partnered to organize a screening and discussion for the documentary film Highway of Tears:
"In Canada, over 600 Aboriginal women have been reported missing or been murdered since the 1960s. Viewers will discover what the effects of generational poverty, residential schools, systemic violence, and high unemployment rates have done to First Nations reserves and how they tie in with the missing and murdered women in the Highway of Tears cases. Aboriginal women are considered abject victims of violence.
"Highway of Tears" is about the missing or murdered women along a 724 kilometer stretch of highway in northern British Columbia. None of the 18 cold-cases since the 1960's had been solved, until project E-Pana (a special division of the RCMP) managed to link DNA to Portland drifter Bobby Jack Fowler with the 1974 murder of 16 year-old hitchhiker Colleen MacMillen." (from the film's website)
Canada has declared Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) a national crisis. However, the violence is not limited to within Canadian borders. It is also present in the United States. Join NASU and the WRC on January 16, 6 PM, in Room 330 of the Stevenson Union, to learn more about and become active in addressing the international issue that is #MMIW.
Wednesday, January 16 at 6:00pm
Stevenson Union Conference Room 330
1250 Siskiyou Boulevard, Ashland, OR 97520