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November 1, 2019

Fanshawe College's Institute of Indigenous Learning and Sexual Violence Support and Education have collaborated to honour the lives of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls, Transgender and 2 Spirit Peoples (MMIWGT2S) through the Shades of Our Sisters Installation.

Shades of Our Sisters is an exhibit and online experience co-created by the families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women to share the memory of their loved ones and what the loss of their life means. This display is part of London's Shine the Light on Woman Abuse campaign.

This year's Shine the Light on Woman Abuse Campaign honourees are Sonya Cywink and Fanshawe student Natalia Jimenez.

During the installation, guests will hear from Sonya's family, Elder Liz Akiwenzie, a Student Drum Group and have an opportunity to view the installation.

What: Shades of Our Sister Installation
Date: Monday, November 4, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: M3001 (see campus map here)

Attendees will be transported into the grief, laughter and love of Sonya Cywink's family as they share who she was and what the loss of her life means.

Challenging Canadians to realize the injustice of this National tragedy, the installation tells the stories of MMIWGT2S through a combination of film, soundscapes and personal artifacts.

One of the artifacts Fanshawe will proudly display is the original cross from Sonya's grave that has been refurbished and repainted by Fanshawe Fine Art graduate, Holly Pichette.

The Installation will be open to view daily from November 4 to 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in room M3001.

For further information, please contact Corporate Communications.