Call for Next Steps After Motion to Combat Street Harassment Passes in the City of Edmonton
As a response to the staggering numbers of Islamophobic attacks and rise of hate and hate crimes in Alberta, NCCM held an emergency provincial advocacy day that called on municipal and provincial leaders to take collective action in a plan to combat street harassment.
Because of this work, alongside other critical stakeholders and members of our community, this week a motion was passed at Edmonton City Hall, calling for a review of current bylaws related to street harassment. Street harassment is not only an issue that is faced by the Muslim community. It’s an issue that affects Indigenous communities, women, and every other person of colour.
This is a small step – but it was because of you that this historic motion passed.
The opportunity is here now to have words of condemnation go into real action and change.
We need you to do two things:
1. Send a letter to all Edmonton City Councillors and the mayor expressing thanks for the motion going forward;
2. Help us push this wide and far! Sign up today as a volunteer to make sure that this we take this small step and take it to end racist and Islamophobic street violence in Canada.