Womxn Are Sacred October 16- November 24, 2019 The month of November is dedicated to paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Multicultural Student Services and the student-led Intertribal Native Council present a collection of donated red dresses. Inspired by and following in the example of Canadian artist Jaime Black’s REDress Project, students collectively gathered 75 dresses to raise awareness of violence against Indigenous women and girls. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that “murder is the third-leading cause of death among American Indian and Alaska Native women and that rates of violence on reservations can be up to ten times higher than the national average.” Womxn Are Sacred, with its simplicity and drama, aims to bring to social consciousness those women who have been hidden and unseen before. Exhibition Location Student Union Fine Arts Gallery, Boise State University Exhibition Reception Tuesday, October 22, 2019 4:30 – 6:30 PM Event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Image Credits: Rogelio Gomez, Barbelyn Tom (Temoak Western Shoshone), 2019, digital photograph The Fine Arts Gallery is located at 1700 University Drive on the second floor of the Student Union Building. Admission is free to all students, staff, and community members. Parking is available for an hourly fee in metered spaces and in the Lincoln and Brady Garages.