The SFUO Stands in Solidarity with the Muslim Community

February 7, 2017

OTTAWA – In light of the tragedy which occurred in Quebec City on the evening of January 29th, we wish to extend our most sincere and profound condolences to the Muslim community, especially to those who have been directly affected by these events, from the family members of the victims to the communities in which they lived. Today, tomorrow, and in the future, the SFUO stands in solidarity with all Muslim communities, both within our Nation’s capital and across the country.

Understanding the current political climate and the tensions present, the SFUO will continue to create and maintain safer spaces for Muslim students on campus. If you are looking for support or a safe haven to go to, our equity service centres are open for you. The Women’s Resource Centre, Pride Centre, International House, and Peer Help Centre employees are active-listening trained and are here for you.

Over the next few days, we will work in collaboration with the University of Ottawa’s Muslim Students’ Association (UOMSA) to establish a safer environment for all Muslims on campus. We wish to ensure that our campus remains free of all hate crimes that propagate, promote, or publicize any and all forms of injustice towards any marginalized group. Together, we stand tall when we stand united.

Together, we will fight ignorance with education and hate with understanding.

 

In solidarity,
The SFUO Executive

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For more information:

Francesco MacAllister-Caruso
Vice-President, Services and Communications
(613) 562-5800 ext. 4072 (office) or vp.communications@sfuo.ca (email)