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The disappearance and murder of indigenous women and girls have been described as a Canadian national crisis and genocide. Lorelei Williams is raising awareness and advocating for victims and families of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls through Butterflies in Spirit, a dance group she founded in 2012. The dance group comprises family members of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. Williams formed the group to empower Indigenous women in her community and raise awareness about her aunt Belinda Williams, who went missing in 1978, and her cousin, Tanya Holyk, who was murdered in 1996. Williams will discuss her dance company's work and her hope to end violence for women and girls around the world. One goal of the discussion is to bring awareness of this epidemic in the US and North Carolina.
The discussion will take place virtually via Zoom. After you reserve your ticket, you will receive information about how to access the event.