During the week of May 16th – 22nd, the Windsor Public Library will be hosting a special project to bring awareness to the cases of close to 1200 missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada. In coordination with the Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre and the Métis Nation of Ontario, WPL will be hosting the Faceless Dolls Project. This project will consist of a series of workshops during which we are inviting community members to help create faceless dolls out of felt. Each doll represents one of the cases of murdered or missing women to help give a voice to these missing mothers, sisters and daughters.
All supplies will be provided, and the finished dolls will be displayed at our Central Library to help educate and bring awareness to the community about this tragedy affecting Indigenous women across the country.
These workshops will take place on Monday, May 16 from 1-3 pm at the Riverside Library, Tuesday, May 17 from 11-1 pm at the Budimir Library, and Saturday, May 21 from 10-3 pm in the Central Library’s Fred Israel Auditorium. All ages are welcome to attend to build the dolls, but be advised sensitive material will be discussed at these workshops. For more information call 519-255-6770 ext. 6620 or ext. 5400.