***LOVE LIVES HERE. END WHITE SUPREMACY***
We are spreading the word out far and wide for groups and individuals to sign onto a Unity Statement, posted below. Please consider signing – endorsements from groups, organizations, and other community initiatives would especially amplify this message throughout our community. We also invite you to join in a weekend of creative resistance, September 29-October 1, 2017.
We come together to respond to racism, white supremacy and neo-Nazism with a resistance that is grounded in love, justice, hope, care and creativity. Building relationships on the territory of the Michi Saagiig Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunnee,* we recommit ourselves to addressing our ongoing colonial history, and dismantling the white supremacy at the root of our society. We vow to honour, listen and protect those who are targeted by colonialism, racism, Islamophobia, anti-Jewishness, and xenophobia. We work toward solidarity as accomplices in our collective liberation - we believe no one is truly free until all are free. We strive to build unity while respecting the rich differences among our communities, sectors, and approaches. We are deeply dedicated to the vision of a welcoming, inclusive, resilient, loving and diverse community – a place in which everyone can fully enjoy their protected human rights, free from hatred and oppression. White supremacism and neo-Nazism must not be paraded un-challenged on our streets. As we commit to resisting such a display, we also commit to the long-term work of unlearning and dismantling white supremacy and racism within ourselves, our relationships, our communities, our governments, and our world. We will continue this work until ONLY love lives here.
We invite you to join us in non-violent resistance.
*on Wednesday, September 27, it came to our attention that the agreed upon land acknowledgement is as follows: we are on the traditional territory of the Mississauga Anishinaabe in the territory covered by the Williams Treaty.
SIGNED ORGANIZATIONS, GROUPS, BUSINESSESActive Minds at TrentAffirming Committee of Emmanuel United ChurchAlypsisAmalgamated Transit Union Local 1320Amandala's RestaurantAmnesty International Group 46Appleton Studio artistsApsley DentalArken Beauty SupplyAround The Clock I. T. Solutions Ltd.Art and soul therapy (Unitarian)Art Gallery of PeterboroughArthur NewspaperAshburnham Ale HouseBedford House Community MinistryBen Wolfe DesignBestard Income TaxBeth Israel SynagogueBird House MusicBirchview DesignBLM Nogo (Black Lives Matter Nogojiwanong / Peterborough)Borderless Records Breathrise Yoga By the Bushel Community Food Co-OperativeCanadian Federation of University Women, Peterborough (60 supportive women) Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine RidgeCarolina's ColombiaCatholics for Choice CanadaCentre for Gender and Social JusticeCollins Barrow KawarthasCommunist Party of Canada (Ontario)Community Counselling and Resource Centre (CCRC)Community Foundation of Greater PeterboroughCommunity Race Relations Committee of PeterboroughCompass Early Learning and CareComplementary HealthcareConnelly's Minute Muffler (Dan Connelly, owner)Council of Canadians, Peterborough and Kawarthas chapterCourage PtboCUPE 3205CUPE 3908Curve Lake Cultural Centre (Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg)CW4WAfghan Daniel Morris PhotographyDeathsticks bandDepartment of Political Studies, Trent UniversityDowntown Business Improvement AreaDunford's LandingecomumElderberry HerbalsElectric City Culture Council (EC3)Electric City MagazineElementary Teachers Federation, KPR LocalElementary Teachers' Federation of OntarioElite Maid Services Emmanuel United Church PeterboroughEnd Immigration Detention Network PeterboroughFarms at WorkFrost Centre Student Association (Trent university)The General (Warworth)George Brown CollegeGrassRootsDesignGreen Eyewear OpticalGreen Leaf BabyGreen Street (Angella Windrem)GreenUPGriffin's GreenhousesHearts on Fire ChoirHeron Landing Golf ClubHi Ho SilverHollaback PeterboroughHoly Cross Catholic Secondary School (PVNCCDSB)Hospice PeterboroughThe Hummingbird AcademyIceman Video GamesIndigenous Environmental Studies & Sciences (IESS) ProgramIndigeous Working Group, Unitarian Fellowship of PeterboroughJamaican Self-HelpJ Bex Construction LtdJohn Howard SocietyJOURNEY Magazine PtboJTJ ExcavatingJubilation Studios (Juby-Livings Family)Katimavik Youth ServicesKawartha Cardiology ClinicKawartha CaresKawartha Collaborative Surgical CareKawartha Community MidwivesKawartha Custom CuesKawartha Food ShareKawartha Montessori SchoolKawartha Muslim Religious Association (KMRA)kawarthaNOWKawartha Pine Ridge District School BoardKawartha Sexual Assault CentreKawartha ShambhalaKawartha Truth and Reconciliation Support GroupKelcey's Nutrition CentreKing Street Market KWIC Kawartha World Issues CentreLady Eaton College CabinetLakefield College SchoolLEAP Manifesto PeterboroughLee Clifford PhotographyLe Petit Bar Lizard Gang Records (Local Business)LOGMaggies Cleaning Service (Margaret Crowley)Marie Cluthé Antiques & CollectiblesMidwives of Lindsay and the LakesMOBERI Peterborough's ConciergeMojo vapesMoksha Yoga Peterborough Monsignor O'Donoghue Catholic Elementary SchoolMurray Street Baptist ChurchMysterious Entity TheatreNogojiwanong Youth Solidarity InitiativeNaKeD Chocolatenecessitea elixirNorthminster United Church, PeterboroughNursery Two Child CareNursery Two at Otonabee ValleyNursery Two at St. AlphonsusNursery Two at St. JohnNursery Two at St. Joseph'sOIKOS (Trent) Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) PeterboroughOPSEU Local 351, Fleming CollegeOPSEU Local 358 OPSEU Local 377 LBEDOPSEU Region 3 Board member Orchestras Canada/Orchestres CanadaOrder of the Trillium MoonOSSTF District 14OSSTF District 14 ExecutiveOSSTF District 15Pappas BilliardsPARN - Your Community AIDS Resource NetworkPEC Consultingthe PerkolatorPeterborough AcupuncturePeterborough Animal Life SavePeterborough BabywearersPeterborough Breastfeeding Coalition Peterborough Certified Home InspectionsThe Peterborough ClinicPeterborough Cloth DiapersPeterborough Community Family Health OrganizationPeterborough Community Legal CentrePeterborough Chamber of CommercePeterborough & District Labour CouncilPeterborough Family Health TeamPeterborough Houseshare NetworkPeterborough Independent PodcastersPeterborough Inspired EducationPeterborough mom-to-mom Breastfeeding Support Peterborough Poetry Collective Peterborough Police ServicePeterborough PridePeterborough Public Health Peterborough Quakers (Religious Society of Friends)Peterborough Raging GranniesPeterborough Regional Health CentrePeterborough Rideshare NetworkPeterborough Social Planning CouncilPeterborough Unitarian Sr.Youth GroupPeterborough VegFestPeterborough, Victoria, Northumberland, and Clarington Catholic District School BoardPeterborough Youth Empowerment Peterborough Youth ServicesThe Planet BakeryPremiere Studio of DancePublic EnergyPulse PhysiotherapyPVNCCDSBRainbow Service OrganizationRainbow Youth ProgramRC4G* Peterborough (Rock Camp For Girls* Peterborough)Red Pashmina Inc.REDRUM MC Treaty 20 First NationReFrame Film FestivalReimagine PeterboroughRenegade ApparelResonance Centre RG Brook Photography & DesignRock and Rope Climbing CentreSalti YogaSeasoned Spoon CafeSherbrooke Heights Animal Hospital Silver Bean CafeSmall Spade Farm Sofie Andreou & AssociatesSo-go-do Music South Asian Association at TrentSpilchen Wellness TherapiesThe Spill Family St. Alphonsus Catholic Elementary School St John the Evangelist Anglican ChurchSt Veronus CafeStudent Association of International DevelopmentSuperior Fire Protectionswan centreSweet Song Taylor Dance CentreTEACH Outside the BoxThat Chalk Girl Thirteen Moons TRACKS Youth Program Trent African and Caribbean Student Union (TACSU)Trent Community Research Centre Trent Cultural Studies Phd ProgramTrent-ESL Program, Trent UniversityTrent Graduate Student's OrganizationTrent History Undergraduate Society Trent International Trent International Students AssociationTrent OxfamTrent Queer CollectiveTrent Science Fiction and Fantasy SocietyTrent Spanish ClubTrent U Native Association (TUNA)Trent UniversityTrent University BookstoreTrent University Department of AnthropologyTrent University Department of EnglishTrent University Department of Gender and Women's StudiesTrent University Department of International Development Studies Trent University Department of Political StudiesTrent University Faculty Association (TUFA)Trent University Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Society Trent Writers SocietyTrent University - Traill CollegeTruth and Reconciliation Chapter BobcaygeonUndoing White Privilege Working Group of the Unitarian Fellowship of PeterboroughUnited Way of Peterborough (Jim Russell)Wag and TrainWalkhome (Trent University)Warming Room Community MinistriesWaymac FarmsWhistle Stop Cafe (Local Business)Whitebulb Production CompanyWhitepath Consulting (Local Business)YES Shelter for Youth and FamiliesYoga Bliss FitnessYWCA Peterborough-Haliburton
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