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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Week: May 3-8, 2020

MMIWPDX Gathering in Council Chambers

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Week: May 3-8, 2020

The City of Portland's Tribal Relations Program, Portland State University's Institute of Tribal Government, and many incredible organizations have come together in support of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Week 2020: Strengthening the Safety Net. 

Please join us this week in raising awareness of this pervasive issue impacting our communities. Event information included below or can be found on the MMIWPDX Facebook Event Page

See Mayor Ted Wheeler's blog about #MMIWPDX. 

#MMIWPDX Awareness Fact Sheet

Fact sheet about the MMIW movement.

#MMIW: A Primer on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

A one-pager with information about the MMIW movement.

May 4th | 6:00-7:00 PM - MMIW Advocacy Speaker Panel

Panelist conversation about how to be advocates for missing and murdered indigenous people.

May 5th | 3:00-5:00 PM - Luhui Whitebear & Asa Wright in Conversation: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women's Day

Livestreamed conversation with Luhui Whitebear and Asa Wright on art, activism, and the MMIW movement.

May 6th | 9:45 AM - City of Portland MMIW Awareness Day City Council Proclamation

Tune in to watch the Portland City Council pass a resolution marking May 5, 2020 as MMIW Awareness Day in Portland, Oregon.

May 6th | 6:00-7:30 PM - Preventing Sex-Trafficking Speaker Panel

Webinar addressing the issues of sex trafficking and domestic violence in urban and reservation communities.

May 7th | 12:00-1:30 PM - Educational Panel for Law Enforcement

A panel aimed at educating law enforcement professionals and community members on the complicated matrix of the jurisdiction in Indian Country.

May 8th | 3:00-4:00 PM - Self Care: Yoga with Acosia Red Elk

Unwind from your week with Powwow Yoga from Acosia Red Elk!

May 8th | 4:00-6:00 PM - Beading is Medicine Reflection: Showcase Your Work

Presenting updates on projects started Sun, May 3rd and reflect on the past week.