FROM: George Dei Study Group
DATE: Jan 4, 2017
Good Evening All and Happy New Year!
Please share widely! The Women’s March on Washington: TO is also looking for marshals! Details listed below.
Across Turtle Island (North America) we have seen a rise in acts of hate coinciding with the American election.
On Saturday, January 21, join us for a march to unite our communities in Toronto and to speak out. We come together to say we will not be silent in the face of the hate that has threatened, demonized and insulted so many of us – Muslims, Jews, racialized people, Indigenous people, migrants and those with precarious or no legal status, members of the LGBTTQQ2SI communities, differently abled people and women. In the spirit of saying no to hate and yes to justice, equity and social change, people around the world will be mobilizing and resisting as Trump is inaugurated. The lived experiences of colonialism and anti-black racism, xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia, sexism and oppression has existed long before Trump, but we worry that the recent US election has provided a new wave that normalizes and makes hate acceptable. Now is a critical moment to come together to send a united message. We cannot afford to be silent or idle. Let us continue to push for justice for the most marginalized and oppressed among us.