Did you know that the Yakama Nation has one of the highest rates of missing women in US? Or, that one in three Native women will be abused, raped, or murdered? Across the nation and right here in Washington State, violence against indigenous women happens at an alarming rate.
You’re invited to attend a panel discussion on Sunday, March 4th in Spring Hall, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., to hear from Roxanne White, Jeri Moomaw, and Carolyn DeFord. They will speak about violence against indigenous women as well as the toll it takes on their communities. They will also share ways in which people can provide support in a trauma-informed and culturally appropriate manner.
Several of the panelists work with the group, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW), that led the Seattle’s Womxn’s March on January 21st. They also represent Innovations HTC, based in Olympia, which is a human rights organization working to eradicate sex trafficking, human labor trafficking, and MMIW throughout the nation.
A voluntary collection box will be present at the door to cover expenses for the event. Thanks to Women’s Perspective and Beloved Racial Justice for co-sponsoring the event.