Virtual Event - Hear Her Voice: The Issue of Violence Against Native Women and GirlsTuesday, 10 November, 2020
Hear Her Voice: The Issue of Violence Against Native Women and Girls
Currently, four out of five Native women are affected by violence in their lifetime. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, American Indian women face murder rates that are more than 10 times the national average. In collaboration with the COD Speakers Bureau and COD Native American Studies Committee and co-hosted by Prospect Heights Public Library, College of DuPage student Mercedez Reza and Associate Professor of History John Paris will discuss the issue of violence against Native women and girls, with particular focus on the effects the pandemic on this national issue. They will share experiences, resources and vital data provided by the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) movement and the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women (CSVANW). Register here.