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In sorrow and solidarity with our Indigenous neighbours, students, staff and colleagues

In sorrow and solidarity with our Indigenous neighbours, students, staff and colleagues

June 25, 2021

The Department of Gender Studies stands in sorrow with our Indigenous neighbors, students, staff and colleagues in these terrible days. We send our sympathy to the families of the 751 Indigenous children and adults whose remains have been revealed on the grounds of the Marieval Indian Residential “School” in SK, barely one month since the discovery of the remains of the children at Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation.  

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Statement on Kamloops Indian Residential School

Statement on Kamloops Indian Residential School

May 31, 2021

The Department of Gender Studies stands in solidarity with Four Directions and Indigenous Communities. We send our condolences to Tk’emlúps e Secwépemc. We grieve the terrible loss of the lives of so many little ones and all they could have offered to the world. As Kandice has said, may we will be the people that those children needed. We resist settler colonialism in all its manifestations, and will do all that we can to promote justice and safety for all Indigenous peoples.

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Response to verdict in the murder of George Floyd

Response to the verdict in the murder of George Floyd

22 April 2021

Dear Gender Studies Community,

In case you haven’t seen it, I would like to draw your attention to Stephanie Simpson’s message (below) about the verdict in the murder of George Floyd. Gender Studies joins with the Human Rights and Equity Office to stand with Black, Indigenous and racialized peoples in demanding an end to state violence, and the creation of permanent anti-racist structural change in the justice system.

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Condemning the murders of women in Atlanta and the UK

Condemning misogyny & racism

18 March 2021

Dear Members of the Gender Studies Community,

I am saddened, horrified and enraged by the recent murders of Sarah Everard in the UK and of eight people in Atlanta, seven of whom were women and six of whom were women of Asian descent. Many details of the Atlanta murders are still uncertain, but at this time, four of the US victims have been identified: Delaina Ashley Yaun; Xiaojie Tan; Daoyou Feng; and Paul Andre Michels.

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