Residents of North Bay, Carleton Place, Brantford, and Peterborough will create 4 monuments to honour survivors of sexual violence
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TORONTO: What began as a request by one sexual assault centre in rural Ontario has evolved into a quest to dignify the experiences and visibility of survivors across the province. From February 28 to March 30, 2019, Toronto’s community arts non-profit Red Dress Productions will lead the Countdown Public Art Legacy Project — a series of pebble mosaic workshops to create monuments that honour survivors of sexual violence.
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In December, Mark Jones of the Valley Gazette interviewed Red Dress Productions on the Countdown Public Art Legacy Project’s history, purpose, and process in creating Ontario monuments that honour sexual assault survivors.
Please read Renfrew County initiative extended across the province (PDF, 319 KB).
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Starting next month, we will be holding mosaic-making workshops in Lanark County, Peterborough, North Bay, and Brantford, Ontario, to build monuments honouring sexual assault survivors.
Join us! We would love for you to take part. Workshops are free and all are welcome.
February 28 – March 2, 2019
Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing
101 Worthington Street East, #11 (lower level)
North Bay, Ontario
March 6 – 8, 2019
Lanark County Interval House
All Nations Church
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Hands Across the Shield
November 25 & 26, 2018
Two upcoming community arts gatherings in Killaloe and Pembroke, Ontario, will support the Countdown Public Art Legacy Project. The project creates public art monuments to increase awareness of gender-based and sexual violence. In the new year, we will be creating four new monuments throughout Ontario between February and June 2019.
Sunday November 25, 2018
2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
CRC, 12 North Street
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In 2016, the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County (WSAC), Red Dress Productions (RDP), and Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio (OVCAOS) joined together with 400 community members to realize the Countdown Public Art Project to honour survivors of sexual violence — a community-wide initiative in Renfrew County, Ontario that engaged in the creation and public unveiling of one permanent public art anchor monument in Eganville, and smaller sibling monuments in Algonquins Pikwakanagan First Nation, Pembroke, and Killaloe,
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