An uprising is taking place in Canada and throughout the world. The voices of Black, Indigenous and racialized groups are being raised and joined in unison by the community at large. We are demanding transformative change. We are demanding an equitable Canadian society.
To achieve this equity, and take meaningful steps towards a just society for all, it is critical that we understand our past, including the structures, symbols, building and street names that exist and have been erected to commemorate colonialism, racism and cultural genocide. These structures and symbols sanitize the brutal realities of racism and protect and perpetuate white supremacy and discrimination.