Thu, Oct 05|
The Genocide Indigenous Women, Girls, 2SLGBTQQIA+ Folx Face
A first-hand experience of systemic racism and discrimination will be shared about the ongoing Genocide Indigenous Women, Girls, 2SLGBTQQIA+ folx face from survivor, speaker and advocate Fallon Farinacci.
Time & Location
Oct 05, 2023, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
About The Event
While Fallon has endured trauma and grief, she fueled her passion for change with that pain. She will recount her healing journey from testifying for the National Inquiry for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, 2SLGBTQQIA+, to joining the National Family Advisory Circle, to then living into the meaning of her spirit name, White Thunder Woman - Make a lot of noise. Fallon uses all of her experiences to bring awareness and educate others about the ongoing crisis of MMIWG2S+ across Turtle Island with the hope of bringing change. Fallon will also share the 231 Calls for Justice with the attendees and how easy it is for individuals to implement the Calls for Justice in their personal and professional lives. Fallon will also share that Grief Talks has already answered a Call for Justice by inviting Fallon to speak and share her lived experience and creating a space where her voice could be uplifted and heard.
Fallon will share how she shifted the negative and traumatic narrative and celebrated her existence as an Indigenous woman. In 2021 Fallon started a fundraising initiative celebrating her life and the lives of all the other Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ for two Indigenous organizations. She will share with the attendees how one individual can create change and positively impact others.
Throughout the Grief talks event, the attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the experience of violence, racism and discrimination that Indigenous women, girls, and LGBTQQIA2S+ folx have and continue to endure across Turtle Island and will be equipped with the resources to move in the direction of reconciliation.