Statement from Chair, Deanna Reder, against Islamophobia and on the Targeted Act of Violence Against a Muslim Family in Ontario.
Members of the Department of Indigenous Studies stand in solidarity with Muslim communities in their grief and rage as well as demands for justice in honour of the four members of the Afzaal family who were killed in an act of hate in London, Ontario. Our thoughts and support go to their young son. Islamophobia and racial violence are fundamental to settler colonialism, and we commit to working against all these systems of oppression.
- For those who are able to attend a Vigil this Thursday, 10 June, see for details: (locally): https://twitter.com/HarshaWalia/status/1402113283000180736
- For those who would like to give financial support these two have been approved by the family: https://www.gofundme.com/f/salman-family-accident-relief
- And: https://www.launchgood.com/campaign/london_community_united_against_hate#!/