It was a simple display with a very powerful message. At St. FX University last week, red dresses were hung in three buildings, the Angus L. MacDonald Library, the
Bloomfield Centre and the Keating Centre. The display was called the REDress (Red Dress) Project. The exhibition, coordinated by the Aboriginal Students Society at St. FX is to raise awareness about murdered and missing aboriginal women and girls. One of the organizers of the display, Kashya Young, says the dresses were hung close to the entrances of the buildings for maximum impact.
The society also had an information booth set up last week, where they handed out hand-made felt red dress lapel pins. One of the curators of the display, Jasmine LaBillois, says the lapel pins were aimed at continuing the conversation about the issue in the community.
This is the second year in a row for the REDress Project at St. FX.