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MMIW Awareness

May 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am - May 5, 2023 @ 5:00 pm CDT

Visit the Mitchell Museum for FREE on May 4th and 5th for guided public tours and family red dress crafts by St. Kateri Center of Chicago. 

Friday, May 5th, is National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. In observance of this occasion, the Mitchell Museum invites you to visit us free of charge on Thursday, May 4th, and Friday, May 5th to experience our temporary exhibit, No Rest: The Epidemic of Stolen Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2Spirits.

In partnership with the museum, the St. Kateri Center will be facilitating a craft activity from 12pm-4:30pm to help raise awareness of the MMIWG crisis. During your visit, you will also be able to enjoy public tours of our permanent exhibit galleries, which will step off at 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM on both days. Funding in support of these free days has been generously provided by Mitchell Museum Board President April Chancellor. 

For more information, please call us at (847) 475-5871 or email info@mitchellmuseum.org

Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 4th, 2023

  • 10:00am – 5:00pm FREE admission to the museum
  • 10:30am – 11:30am Docent-led tour of our permanent exhibit A Regional Tour of American Indian Cultures
  • 12:00pm – 4:30pm Red Dress Craft Station in the library with St. Kateri Center of Chicago
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm Docent-led tour of our permanent exhibit A Regional Tour of American Indian Cultures

 

SPECIAL EVENT

Thursday, May 4th 2023: Virtual Artist Discussion via Zoom at 6pm Register here

Valaria Tatera (Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa), a Wisconsin-based artist whose work examines the intersections of ethnicity, gender, commerce, and the environment. Tatera will be discussing her piece Justice Ribbons, an arrangement of 700 red ribbons stamped with the word “justice,” each representing a missing or murdered Indigenous person. The Mitchell Museum is proud to include Justice Ribbons in our exhibit No Rest: The Epidemic of Stolen Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2Spirits, currently on display. More info here https://mitchellmuseum.org/events/valaria-tatera/

Friday, May 5th, 2023

  • 10:00am – 5:00pm FREE admission to the museum
  • 10:30am – 11:30am Docent-led tour of our permanent exhibit A Regional Tour of American Indian Cultures
  • 12:00pm – 4:30pm Red Dress Craft Station in the library with St. Kateri Center of Chicago
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm Docent-led tour of our permanent exhibit A Regional Tour of American Indian Cultures

Details

Start:
May 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am CDT
End:
May 5, 2023 @ 5:00 pm CDT

Organizer

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
Phone
847-475-0911
Email
info@mitchellmuseum.org
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Venue

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Phone
847-475-0911
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