Thanks to Ottawa Against Fascism for organizing today’s anti-racism demo, to all the organizations and individuals who helped mobilize for it, and to everyone who showed up. It was great to see so many Solidarity Ottawa members and supporters there. We far outnumbered the racists who tried to spread their hate in Ottawa today. Let’s keep it that way. Read More
In the wake of racist attacks in Charlottesville, Solidarity Ottawa joined a protest against racism in front of the US embassy in solidarity against racism, white supremacy, and Islamophobia. We’ve got work to do to fight hate here in Canada too. And Solidarity Ottawa is committed to organizing to challenge and defeat that racism.
On Saturday, Feb. 4, a crowd of 300 people gathered at the Human Rights Monument on Laurier Avenue to show their solidarity against Islamophobia. Organized by Solidarity Ottawa, the Pan-Canadian day of action against Islamophobia was held in condemnation of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, and in response to the Quebec mosque shooting that took place on Jan. 29. “We are here to tell the Prime Minister that tweets are not enough, and it is the time for action,” said [Solidarity Ottawa organizer Dylan Penner]. Read more.