Call for Volunteers - TAKE ACTION!
Kensington Avenue / South of College St. and West of Spadina Ave. (during Kensington Market's Pedestrian Sunday)
3 to 5 PM
TORONTO STREET INTERVENTION DEMANDS JUSTICE FOR HUNDREDS OF WOMEN MURDERED IN CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO
More than 400 young women have been brutally killed in Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua, Mexico since 1993. Many of the women were abducted, held captive for several days and subjected to humiliation, torture and horrific acts of sexual violence before dying. This summer Mexican federal authorities quietly closed an unsuccessful three-year investigation into the killings of 14 women who were raped and strangled in the border city of Juarez, leaving relatives of the victims with little hope the killers will ever be brought to justice.
The Toronto-based artists Rita Kamacho and Lina Rodriguez CALL WOMEN TO COME OUT ON SUNDAY AUGUST 27 from 3 to 5 PM and lie down on the pavement of Kensington Avenue with a white sheet covering their bodies. The goal is to intervene the entire street with immobile bodies and hopefully create awareness and responses on pedestrians.
The street intervention ISOLATED VOICES wants to address public space and question our role not only as audience members but also as human beings. We want to disrupt the mentality of "it's safe because it's not me" or "I don't
care because it's happening far away from here".
We NEED Torontonians to actively make the connection to their every day lives in Canada, we want to inspire a dialogue between two disconnected worlds, we NEED to interact and engage with the world outside of Canada.
Please confirm you will participate by writing to: email@example.com
Bring a white sheet if you have one! If you don't, just let us know and we will bring one for you.