All those who identify as women are invited to join us as we continue the hands-on Doll Project, and interactively explore the impact of colonization, historical trauma, and the loss of Indigenous identity fueling the MMIWP (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People) crisis. Our presenter, Carolyn DeFord, will also educate us on the importance of Native American culture in identity and resilience.
Sponsored by the Women’s Perspective and Indigenous Connections Teams
Carolyn DeFord is a mother, grandmother, and a member of the Puyallup Tribe. She has been an advocate for missing and murdered Indigenous women since her mother, Leona Kinsey, disappeared in 1999. Carolyn’s personal experiences as a survivor and being the daughter of a long term missing person inspired her to create MMIWP, a grassroots volunteer advocacy organization.
We have several parking lots. Our upper lot, off SE 32nd Street, is closest to our Sanctuary, it has handicap and stroller parking. There is a roundabout for drop-offs. Our lower, main parking lot is also off SE 32nd Street. There are stairs that will lead you up to the Sanctuary. If that lot is full, there is also street parking on 32nd Street.