Today, there are demonstrations across Canada to express outrage at the verdict in the case of Cindy Gladue. For more information on joining the protest in your city, search Justice for Cindy Gladue on Facebook. You can follow the Twitter feed from the demonstrations across Canada here:Tweets about #cindygladue #justiceforcindygladue #MMIW #
Protest organizers write on Facebook:
Cindy Gladue was a 36-year-old Indigenous mother when she was murdered in an Edmonton motel room four years ago. Last week a mostly-male jury (that did not include any Aboriginal people) acquitted her killer, a white Ontario man, because they believed that Cindy had consented to the violence that left an 11 cm wound in her vagina, causing her to bleed to death. Cindy's death is a reminder that Indigenous women' lives and sex workers' lives are not valued in this deeply racist, sexist and misogynist society.
Endorsed by Aboriginal Legal Services Toronto, Maggie’s: Toronto Sex Workers Action Project, Idle No More Toronto, South Western Ontario Sex Workers, Families of Sisters In Spirit, Outburst: Young Muslim Women’s Project, Pomegranate Tree Group, Butterfly (Asian and migrant sex workers), RAMP (Radical Access Mapping Project), Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, George Brown College School of Labour, Rittenhouse, Anti-Colonial Committee in the Law Union of Ontario, Chocolate Woman Collective, Sex Professionals of Canada (SPOC), Toronto Rape Crisis Centre Multicultural Women against Rape, COUNTERfit: Women's Harm Reduction Program (Riverdale Community Centre)
Coordinated by No More Silence and STRUT
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