The UWaterloo 16 Days planning committee
acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory
of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabeg, and
Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of
Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract,
the land promised to the Six Nations that includes
ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River.
The Department of Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies (SMF) is committed to education and activism that promotes meaningful and respectful relationships. In recognition of the many forms that violence takes, we have created an exhibit that moves us towards violence-free relationships.
Bridge: Honouring the Lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirit People has become an annual installation since 2016 for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence at the University of Waterloo.
As part of the University of Waterloo's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, Mad Meg creates a space in which community members can reflect upon their connection to domestic violence, which is often silenced due to shame, grief, and fear. The installation is not a space for full disclosure but a location in which individuals can reflect on and witness the lives (in solidarity and as a community) of those who were or are involved in this ubiquitous battle.