Mayor and Women in Crisis Staff Launch 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence

For most of us, home has been a refuge during the pandemic, our new multifaceted, multiuse area for work, play, school and living, but then there are people for whom home is a scary, dangerous place. Those people were top of mind at Thursday’s flag raising at City Hall to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and to launch 16 days of action including the commemoration of December 6. Continue reading “Mayor and Women in Crisis Staff Launch 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence”

Hundreds Come Out to Support Guelph Muslim Community at Vigil

Hundreds and hundreds of people came out to support Guelph’s Muslim community by talking part in a walk and vigil on Thursday. In the aftermath of the death of four family members in London, and the injury of one other, all in an apparent hate-driven attack, Muslims across Canada have expressed shock, but not surprise, as the ugly face of Islamophobia has claimed more lives and left local leaders demanding action. Continue reading “Hundreds Come Out to Support Guelph Muslim Community at Vigil”

Guelph Muslim Society Organizing Walk to Support London Attack Victims

The Guelph Muslim Society is planning a symbolic walk on Thursday night in honour of four members of a London family who were killed while out on a walk of their own on Sunday evening. The attack in London has been universally recognized as a hate-driven and Islamophobic in nature, so Guelph’s Muslims will be leading a vigil and walk later this week to focus local grief and sadness. Continue reading “Guelph Muslim Society Organizing Walk to Support London Attack Victims”