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Violence Against Indigenous Women, March 4 Panel Discussion in Bellevue, Wash.

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East Shore Unitarian Congregation (12700 S.E. 32nd St., Bellevue) will host an event highlighting indigenous women on Sunday, March 4th, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

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.

Three women panelists – Roxanne White, Jeri Moomaw and Carolyn DeFord – will speak about violence against indigenous women as well as the toll it takes on their communities. They also will share ways in which people can provide support in a trauma-informed and culturally appropriate manner.

Several of these women work with Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, the group that led the Seattle’s Womxn's March a few weeks ago. They also represent Innovations HTC, a national leader in combating all forms of trafficking and providing support to those impacted by human trafficking.

The three panelists will weave their personal stories together with a discussion about factors that contribute to violence against indigenous women. They also will share ways in which people can provide support in a trauma-informed and culturally-appropriate manner.

Open to anyone who would like to attend; a $10 donation will help to cover expenses for the event.

Thanks to Women’s Perspective and Beloved Racial Justice for co-sponsoring the event.

 

 

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NWuuJN, N. (2018). Violence Against Indigenous Women, March 4 Panel Discussion in Bellevue, Wash.. Retrieved from http://www.nwuujn.org/view/article/5a84986f0cf26bc6ab8f3723

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