Posted on Jun 02, 2020
On June 2nd, 2020 OAITH released a statement acknowledging the recent events of racial injustice during the past week. These acts of racial injustice and anti-Black racism are creating conscious movement-building resulting in what could be an historic, unprecedented turning point through increased mainstream public awareness and media engagement. Over the past few days, thousands of Ontarians have called for increased action and accountability in relation to anti-Black racism in Canada. It’s up to all of us to create the change needed.
Today and every day, we join that call, and recognize that while social media has brought attention today, these truths have existed for hundreds of years. Here in Canada, Black and Indigenous Lives have been taken due to systemic violence. It’s time to listen and believe these experiences as real and work towards a future without racial and colonial violence.
Access the full statement here, which includes considerations which may be helpful as we move forward together.
As always, we stand in solidarity with our communities both locally, provincially, nationally and globally. We know we strive to be the best allies possible by being informed, engaged, and thinking critically about our own actions online, in person, and within radical moments of change like the one we are currently living in.