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Nuit Blanche: Remembering the Victims of Quality Meat Packers
October 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - October 6, 2019 @ 7:00 am
At this year’s Nuit Blanche (Toronto’s free, city-wide sunset-to-sunrise celebration of contemporary art), artists will transform the abandoned Quality Meat Packers pig slaughterhouse into a “playful artistic hangout.” https://www.blogto.com/arts/2019/08/toronto-slaughterhouse-nuit-blanche/
We believe it’s important that any use of this space acknowledge the millions of victims who had their lives taken there, and that people who show up that night to “experience” the art, should also have to consider the victims.
We will line the road leading up to the slaughterhouse, all holding candles and real photos of the faces of the individuals who lost their lives there, taken at one of the hundreds of vigils held at this slaughterhouse and on “pig island” prior to the slaughterhouse closing.
We’re asking everyone to dress in black and show up with the intent of ensuring the horrors of this place are not washed over and that the suffering of the millions of individuals who lost their lives here not be ignored.
Photos and candles will be provided. We may show some imagery and/or play some sounds of pigs during the evening, but we’re asking everyone to be solemn, respectful and quiet during this vigil.
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