Statement of unity: Nogojiwanong/Peterborough September 2017
A self-proclaimed white nationalist and white supremacist has called for a rally in Peterborough.
And so…
Nogojiwanong / Peterborough is calling for resistance.

***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.

UNITY STATEMENT:

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, BUSINESSES
Active Minds at Trent
Affirming Committee of Emmanuel United Church
Alypsis
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1320
Amandala's Restaurant
Amnesty International Group 46
Appleton Studio artists
Apsley Dental
Arken Beauty Supply
Around The Clock I. T. Solutions Ltd.
Art and soul therapy (Unitarian)
Art Gallery of Peterborough
Arthur Newspaper
Ashburnham Ale House
Bedford House Community Ministry
Ben Wolfe Design
Bestard Income Tax
Beth Israel Synagogue
Bird House Music
Birchview Design
BLM Nogo (Black Lives Matter Nogojiwanong / Peterborough)
Borderless Records
Breathrise Yoga
By the Bushel Community Food Co-Operative
Canadian Federation of University Women, Peterborough (60 supportive women)
Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge
Carolina's Colombia
Catholics for Choice Canada
Centre for Gender and Social Justice
Collins Barrow Kawarthas
Communist Party of Canada (Ontario)
Community Counselling and Resource Centre (CCRC)
Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough
Community Race Relations Committee of Peterborough
Compass Early Learning and Care
Complementary Healthcare
Connelly's Minute Muffler (Dan Connelly, owner)
Council of Canadians, Peterborough and Kawarthas chapter
Courage Ptbo
CUPE 3205
CUPE 3908
Curve Lake Cultural Centre (Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg)
CW4WAfghan
Daniel Morris Photography
Deathsticks band
Department of Political Studies, Trent University
Downtown Business Improvement Area
Dunford's Landing
ecomum
Elderberry Herbals
Electric City Culture Council (EC3)
Electric City Magazine
Elementary Teachers Federation, KPR Local
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
Elite Maid Services
Emmanuel United Church Peterborough
End Immigration Detention Network Peterborough
Farms at Work
Frost Centre Student Association (Trent university)
The General (Warworth)
George Brown College
GrassRootsDesign
Green Eyewear Optical
Green Leaf Baby
Green Street (Angella Windrem)
GreenUP
Griffin's Greenhouses
Heron Landing Golf Club
Hi Ho Silver
Hollaback Peterborough
Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School (PVNCCDSB)
Hospice Peterborough
The Hummingbird Academy
Iceman Video Games
Indigenous Environmental Studies & Sciences (IESS) Program
Indigeous Working Group, Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough
Jamaican Self-Help
J Bex Construction Ltd
John Howard Society
JOURNEY Magazine Ptbo
JTJ Excavating
Jubilation Studios (Juby-Livings Family)
Katimavik Youth Services
Kawartha Cardiology Clinic
Kawartha Cares
Kawartha Collaborative Surgical Care
Kawartha Community Midwives
Kawartha Custom Cues
Kawartha Food Share
Kawartha Montessori School
Kawartha Muslim Religious Association (KMRA)
kawarthaNOW
Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre
Kawartha Shambhala
Kawartha Truth and Reconciliation Support Group
Kelcey's Nutrition Centre
King Street Market
KWIC Kawartha World Issues Centre
LEAP Manifesto Peterborough
Lee Clifford Photography
Le Petit Bar
Lizard Gang Records (Local Business)
LOG
Maggies Cleaning Service (Margaret Crowley)
Marie Cluthé Antiques & Collectibles
Midwives of Lindsay and the Lakes
MOBERI Peterborough's Concierge
Mojo vapes
Moksha Yoga Peterborough
Murray Street Baptist Church
Mysterious Entity Theatre
Nogojiwanong Youth Solidarity Initiative
NaKeD Chocolate
Northminster United Church, Peterborough
Nursery Two Child Care
Nursery Two at Otonabee Valley
Nursery Two at St. Alphonsus
Nursery Two at St. John
Nursery Two at St. Joseph's
OIKOS (Trent)
Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) Peterborough
OPSEU Local 351, Fleming College
OPSEU Local 358
OPSEU Local 377 LBED
OPSEU Region 3 Board member
Orchestras Canada/Orchestres Canada
Order of the Trillium Moon
OSSTF District 14
OSSTF District 14 Executive
OSSTF District 15
Pappas Billiards
PARN - Your Community AIDS Resource Network
PEC Consulting
the Perkolator
Peterborough Acupuncture
Peterborough Animal Life Save
Peterborough Babywearers
Peterborough Breastfeeding Coalition
Peterborough Certified Home Inspections
The Peterborough Clinic
Peterborough Cloth Diapers
Peterborough Community Family Health Organization
Peterborough Community Legal Centre
Peterborough Chamber of Commerce
Peterborough & District Labour Council
Peterborough Family Health Team
Peterborough Independent Podcasters
Peterborough Inspired Education
Peterborough mom-to-mom Breastfeeding Support
Peterborough Poetry Collective
Peterborough Police Service
Peterborough Pride
Peterborough Public Health
Peterborough Quakers (Religious Society of Friends)
Peterborough Raging Grannies
Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Peterborough Social Planning Council
Peterborough Unitarian Sr.Youth Group
Peterborough VegFest
Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland, and Clarington Catholic District School Board
Peterborough Youth Empowerment
Peterborough Youth Services
The Planet Bakery
Premiere Studio of Dance
Public Energy
Pulse Physiotherapy
PVNCCDSB
Rainbow Service Organization
Rainbow Youth Program
RC4G* Peterborough (Rock Camp For Girls* Peterborough)
Red Pashmina Inc.
REDRUM MC Treaty 20 First Nation
ReFrame Film Festival
Reimagine Peterborough
Renegade Apparel
Resonance Centre
RG Brook Photography & Design
Rock and Rope Climbing Centre
Salti Yoga
Seasoned Spoon Cafe
Sherbrooke Heights Animal Hospital
Silver Bean Cafe
Small Spade Farm
Sofie Andreou & Associates
South Asian Association at Trent
Spilchen Wellness Therapies
The Spill Family
St. Alphonsus Catholic Elementary School
St John the Evangelist Anglican Church
St Veronus Cafe
Superior Fire Protection
swan centre
Sweet Song
Taylor Dance Centre
TEACH Outside the Box
That Chalk Girl
Thirteen Moons
TRACKS Youth Program
Trent African and Caribbean Student Union (TACSU)
Trent Community Research Centre
Trent-ESL Program, Trent University
Trent Graduate Student's Organization
Trent History Undergraduate Society
Trent International
Trent International Students Association
Trent Oxfam
Trent Queer Collective
Trent Science Fiction and Fantasy Society
Trent Spanish Club
Trent U Native Association (TUNA)
Trent University Bookstore
Trent University Department of Anthropology
Trent University Department of English
Trent University Department of Gender and Women's Studies
Trent University Department of International Development Studies
Trent University Department of Political Studies
Trent University Faculty Association (TUFA)
Trent University Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Society
Trent Writers Society
Trent University - Traill College
Truth and Reconciliation Chapter Bobcaygeon
Undoing White Privilege Working Group of the Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough
United Way of Peterborough (Jim Russell)
Wag and Train
Walkhome (Trent University)
Warming Room Community Ministries
Waymac Farms
Whistle Stop Cafe (Local Business)
Whitebulb Production Company
Whitepath Consulting (Local Business)
YES Shelter for Youth and Families
Yoga Bliss Fitness
YWCA Peterborough-Haliburton

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