Red Dress Gathering Honouring MMIWGS+

Shared on behalf of CUPE Local 728


THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2022 AT 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Red Dress Gathering Honouring MMIWGS+

13750 88 Ave, Surrey, BC V3W 3L1, Canada

Join us for our inaugural May 5 Red Dress Gathering on The National Day of Awareness for MMIW also known as Red Dress Day. This is a commemoration day for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Two Spirit and Non-Binary people.

It will take place on the unceded shared territory of the Katzie, Kwantlen, and Semiahmoo First
Peoples. (Please use the 140th Street – East Side Entrance – look for the Red Dresses in the trees)

We invite you to wear RED, as many Indigenous nations believe that Red is the only colour spirits see. For more information about how The Red Dress Project started, check out artist Jaime Black

We are accepting Red Dress donations in all sizes (infant – adult), any style and any fabric at our union office 5681 177B St, Surrey BC. You can also bring Red Dresses to the event. All dresses will be smudged (cleansed) before being hung at our event location in Bear Creek Park.

We thank the CUPE locals, the regional office, Metro Labour Council, HEU (Hospital Employees Union), Move Up and all who gather to learn, share, dance, experience and be part of our first May 5th Red Dress event. Hy cepka (thank you all)