New play to focus on Canadian tragedy
Windsor Feminist Theatre (WFT) is commissioning a new play which will delve into one of the greatest Canadian tragedies in recent years: the indifference of some towards many murdered and missing aboriginal women. We’d like to ask for your support of this initiative by attending Enactus Windsor’s SOUP event on October 4, and voting for our proposal.
Recently profiled on the CBC-TV documentary Conspiracy of Silence, the murder of Helen Betty Osborne shocked the nation in its gruesome details. Unfortunately this is but one in a long line of other atrocities, of which some of the greatest known cases are the 2011 death of Cindy Gladue and that of Robert Picton, the serial killer from Vancouver.
“I want to influence decision makers who have become very complacent and unconcerned about the lives of Indigenous women in our country,” says Muriel Stanley Venne, Chair of the Aboriginal Commission on Human Rights & Justice, and President of the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women, whose support of this project has been instrumental in its inception. The new play will be written by Windsor’s own Joey Ouellette, who is unparalleled in the gentle and dignified depiction of the human condition.
Windsor SOUP; a micro-granting dinner which helps to fund creative projects in Windsor put on by Enactus Windsor.
With a donation of $5, attendees receive soup, salad and a vote. Creative individuals present their projects to an audience who can vote on the one that they feel is the most promising. The venture with the most votes will receive the donations received throughout the evening.
Sunday, October 4 at the Walkerville Brewery, 525 Argyle Rd. in Windsor
Meal will be served at 6pm, presentations will begin at 7!