[WSMDiscuss] Fwd: Release of 'Red Women Rising: Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside'
jai.sen at cacim.net
Tue Apr 9 04:35:19 CEST 2019
Monday, April 8, 2019
Turtle Island in movement…, Women in movement…
In celebration and solidarity !
> Begin forwarded message:
> From: Harsha Walia <hwalia8 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Release of Red Women Rising: Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside
> Date: April 8, 2019 at 4:47:48 PM EDT
> To: undisclosed-recipients:;
RED WOMEN RISING:
INDIGENOUS WOMEN SURVIVORS IN
VANCOUVER’S DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE
Cover Art: Jess X. Snow
Available in full here: http://dewc.ca/resources/redwomenrising <http://dewc.ca/resources/redwomenrising>
We are thrilled to share with you that the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre (DEWC) has just released Red Women Rising: Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside <http://dewc.ca/resources/redwomenrising> based on the lived experience, leadership, and expertise of Indigenous survivors. This comprehensive report is the culmination of a participatory process with 113 Indigenous women and 15 non-Indigenous women regarding the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Violence against Indigenous women, girls, trans and two-spirit people is one of the most pressing human rights issue in Canada today. We know that the over-representation in statistics on homicides, poverty, homelessness, child apprehensions, police street checks, incarceration, and overdose fatalities is not a coincidence; it is part of an infrastructure of gendered colonial violence. Colonial state practices target women for removal from Indigenous lands, tear children from their families, enforce impoverishment, and manufacture the conditions for dehumanization.
Red Women Rising: Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside <http://dewc.ca/resources/redwomenrising> is an extraordinary report with Indigenous women survivors at the center; rather than as a secondary reference. Indigenous women in the DTES—a neighbourhood known as ground zero for violence against Indigenous women—are not silent victims, statistics, or stereotypes. This unprecedented work shares powerful first-hand realities of violence, residential schools, colonization, land, resource extraction, family trauma, poverty, labour, housing, child welfare, being two-spirit, police, prisons, legal system, opioid crisis, healthcare, and more.
Authored by Carol Muree Martin (Nisga'a and Gitanyow) and Harsha Walia with 128 collaborators, the compelling stories, rigorous research, and holistic recommendations within the 220-page report <http://dewc.ca/resources/redwomenrising>drastically shifts the lens from pathologizing poverty towards amplifying resistance to and healing from all forms of gendered colonial violence.
Read and circulate this urgent work: http://dewc.ca/resources/redwomenrising <http://dewc.ca/resources/redwomenrising>
Independent researcher, editor
jai.sen at cacim.net <mailto:jai.sen at cacim.net>
Now based in New Delhi, India (+91-98189 11325) and in Ottawa, Canada, on unceded Anishinaabe territory (+1-613-282 2900)
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CURRENT / RECENT publications :
Jai Sen, ed, 2018a – The Movements of Movements, Part 2 : Rethinking Our Dance. Ebook and hard copy available at PM Press <http://www.pmpress.org/>
Jai Sen, ed, 2018b – The Movements of Movements, Part 1 : What Makes Us Move ?, Indian edition. New Delhi : AuthorsUpfront, in collaboration with OpenWord and PM Press. Hard copy available at MOM1AmazonIN <https://www.amazon.in/dp/9387280101/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1522884070&sr=8-2&keywords=movements+of+movements+jai+sen>, MOM1Flipkart <https://www.flipkart.com/the-movements-of-movements/p/itmf3zg7h79ecpgj?pid=9789387280106&lid=LSTBOK9789387280106NBA1CH&marketplace=FLIPKART&srno=s_1_1&otracker=search&fm=SEARCH&iid=ff35b702-e6a8-4423-b014-16c84f6f0092.9789387280106.SEARCH&ppt=Search%20Page>, and MOM1AUpFront <http://www.authorsupfront.com/movements.htm>
Jai Sen, ed, 2017 – The Movements of Movements, Part 1 : What Makes Us Move ?. New Delhi : OpenWord and Oakland, CA : PM Press. Ebook and hard copy available at PM Press <http://www.pmpress.org/>
Jai Sen, ed, 2016a – The Movements of Movements, Part 1 : What Makes Us Move ? and Jai Sen, ed, 2016b – The Movements of Movements, Part 2 : Rethinking Our Dance (both then forthcoming from New Delhi : OpenWord and Oakland, CA : PM Press), open access ADVANCE PREFINAL ONLINE MOVEMENT EDITIONS @ www.cacim.net <http://www.cacim.net/>
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