Post Tagged with: "Black Lives Matter"

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Looking at systemic injustice and anti-Black racism in the Waterloo region

The ongoing Black Lives Matter protests are leading the way for critical discussions around race and racism and, more specifically, anti-Black racism. These global protests followed after the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed by members of the Minnesota police force on May 25.  While the protests are shedding a light on many injustices that […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Features ·
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Laurier students come forward with experiences of racism and discrimination on campus

The killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, by Minneapolis police on May 25 has sparked global and national protests.  These protests have been leading the way for discussions around racism, anti-Black racism, workplace discrimination and institutionalized racism. Within the past few weeks, students from Wilfrid Laurier University have used these discussions to share their experiences of racism on […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, News ·
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Thousands come together in solidarity with Black Lives Matter march on Wednesday

On June 3, an estimated 20 000 people attended the KW Solidarity March for Black Lives Matter to protest and raise awareness for the many lives lost to police brutality.  The march, which began at 44 Gaukel Street in downtown Kitchener, happened in response to racial injustice against Black and racialized folks. Attendees of all ages were there to stand […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Local, News ·
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Peaceful Black Lives Matter march to take place in Kitchener

On June 3, the “KW Solidarity March for Black Lives Matter” will take place at 44 Gaukel street, across the street from Victoria Park, Kitchener. This march, set to begin at 5 pm on Wednesday, is a peaceful demonstration in solidarity with those who have lost their lives to police brutality, institutionalized racism and anti-Blackness.  “We will march for Ahmaud […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Local, News ·
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Laurier Diversity and Equity Office and Faculty host Teach-In for community

On Sept. 25, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Diversity and Equity Office, in partnership with other faculty members, held a Teach-In for the Laurier community in the Senate and Board Chamber on the Waterloo campus. The Teach-In provided a chance for anyone in the Laurier community to come together to learn, listen and talk about many relevant and important issues of social […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·