Red dresses are displayed throughout Brock University’s outdoor spaces from Monday, Feb. 8 to Sunday, Feb. 14 to signify the loss of thousands of Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit, lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual (2SLGTBQQIA) people over the past 40 years to colonial violence.
Brock University and Niagara College have partnered to host an installation of the REDress Project. Dresses will be installed on both the Brock campus and the Niagara campus for a week, and the Brock and Niagara communities will be encouraged to participate in virtual events about the REDress Project; missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirited people; and the impacts in Niagara. “I’m so excited this year’s REDress event is a collaboration between Niagara College and Brock University,” said Robyn Bourgeois, Brock’s Acting Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement. “Partnership and collaboration are the cornerstones of success, and I’m so pleased we can work together to raises awareness about MMIWG2S+.”