Exhibition of red dresses of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Movement

YWCA Lower Cape Fear announces the locations of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Movement red dress exhibit.

Organizations from New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender and Columbus counties will host the exhibit. The public will be able to visit the premises from Saturday April 24.

The locations are:

New County of Hanover

• YWCA Lower Cape Fear, 2815 S. College Road, Wilmington, 910-799-6820

• University of North Carolina Wilmington, 601 S. College Road, Wilmington, 910-962-3000

Brunswick County

• Inspiration Dance Center, 91 W. Boiling Spring Road, Southport, 910-612-7441

• River Run Laundromat, 4956 Long Beach Road, SE, Southport, 910-457-0017

• Leland Library, 487 Village Road, NE, Leland, 910-371-9442

• GV Barbee Sr. Library, 8200 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, 910-278-4283

• Rourk Branch Library, 5068 Main St., Shallotte, 910-754-6578

• Carolina Shores Southwest Brunswick Branch Library, 9400 Ocean Highway W., Carolina Shores, 910 575 0173

• Canon THOR | Margaret & James Harper Jr. Library, 109 W. Moore St., Southport

• Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way, Leland, 910-385-9891

Pender County

• Safe Haven of Pender County – Thrift Store, 16406 US 17, Hampstead, 910-803-0581

Columbus County

• Columbus County Arts Board, 822 S. Madison St., Whiteville, 910-640-2787

• Columbus County Parks and Recreation, 606 N. Thompson St., Whiteville, 910-640-6624

• Lake Waccamaw State Park, 1866 State Park Drive, Lake Waccamaw, 910-646-4748

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women's Movement's Red Dress exhibit will open in locations in New Hanover County and surrounding areas on April 24.

In the United States, Indigenous women are 10 times more likely to be murdered than the national average. These staggering statistics, along with the important role of Indigenous women in tribal communities, sparked the movement of missing and murdered Indigenous women across the United States and Canada.

The exhibit raises awareness of the epidemic and encourages a national effort to bring missing women home.

The YWCA Lower Cape Fear is partnering with local businesses and organizations to present the Red Dress Exhibit, sponsored by the Corning Native American Council, and provide a visual representation of missing and murdered women. Red dresses hang outside with educational signage to provide information, display statistics, and access resources on this movement. The community can learn more about the exhibit by visiting gsn033.wixsite.com/thereddressexhibit.