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Open Letter from SHARE

Oppression at Queen's: Open Letter from SHARE

July 20, 2020

Dear Queen’s University community,

We are the Social Healing and Reconciliatory Education research group (SHARE). SHARE is a cross-disciplinary group based in the Faculty of Education and is composed of students, staff, and professors that do research and work in social justice across various departments and faculties.

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Statement on Vandalism at Four Directions

Statement on Vandalism at Four Directions

July 1, 2020

The Faculty of Education stands in solidarity with members of our community impacted by the vandalism yesterday at Four Directions. The flags that were vandalized were hung after the racist and homophobic incident at Chown Hall. This violence and discrimination has no place at our University and community. Our Indigenous and LGBTQ2S+ students, faculty, and staff must feel welcome and safe at Queen’s. We will continue to listen and work with our colleagues and students in our ongoing response to this hateful act.

Statement on the Vandalization of Indigenous and LGBTQ2S+ Flags at Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre

ATEP Statement on the Vandalization of Indigenous and LGBTQ2S+ Flags at Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre

July 1, 2020

On Tuesday, June 30, the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) was informed that the Indigenous and LGBTQ2S+ flags that hung proudly at Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre had been vandalized. These flags were hung in response to the previous racist and homophobic incident that occurred in a residence on campus last fall. This act of vandalism is not only cowardly but is racist, homophobic, discriminatory, and bigoted.

Sidney Pike-Nurse

Sidney Pike-Nurse playing viola

Sistema Kingston Student Follows Artistic Passion

Sidney Pike-Nurse likes to draw, make videos and play viola. “Art flows through my veins,” he says, meaning every word. And thanks to his time with Sistema Kingston, Sidney has been given tools to not only express himself through his art but also learn how to use art as a way of keeping him patient and calm. The 12-year-old can’t get enough and his ambition to live a creative life has recently led to some new and exciting opportunities. Read more.

Ramadan Greetings

Ramadan Greetings!

By: Hassina Alizai

The holy month of Ramadan began on Friday, April 24.  During Ramadan, Muslims around the world embark upon a month-long spiritual journey of fasting, prayer, acts of kindness and reflection to commemorate the revealing of the Qu’ran to the Prophet Muhammad.

We must acknowledge the current COVID-19 isolation and physical-distancing requirements will impose unprecedented challenges for Muslims. This year the social gathering will be muted-we won’t have congregational prayers and most likely we won’t be celebrating Eid in public sphere. You can help assure that COVID-19 will not dim the Ramadan lights. I have compiled a list of resources for how you can support Muslim students’ well-being and learning.

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