Join us on October 29th at the Alberta legislature grounds, where we will be hosting a supportive, educational rally in response to the recent rise in hate which has targeted our 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and communities throughout Canada.
Several hate groups throughout Alberta and Canada have united to target and oppress our 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.
One of the events that we have witnessed was the 1MillionMarchForChildren rallies that took place throughout Canada. The groups and people organizing these hateful demonstrations have known affiliations with far-right movements and hate groups, that actively oppress and inflict violence upon our minority communities.
These demonstrations rely on misinformation, and promote transphobia and hate. They demand the removal 2SLGBTQIA+ education, gender diversity, equity, and safe spaces within Canada’s school systems. These rallies also fueled other events that have taken place throughout Alberta and Canada which also targets, and oppresses our queer youth and communities.
Join us in a counteractive rally as we advocate for the importance of continuing to provide 2SLGBTQIA+ education, equity, and safe spaces, that allow our youth to flourish, grow, and learn in. As we build communities rooted in inclusivity, equity, and diversity, we continue to break intergenerational trauma. It is of the utmost importance that we recognize the oppression, violence, and intergenerational trauma our communities have been faced with throughout history. We recognize the long term negative impacts of children who are raised in environments that don’t encourage or empower them to be their authentic selves.
We will also be advocating against the UCPs AGM resolutions which targets 2SLGBTQIA+ youth.
The UCP will be debating a policy resolution requiring schools to obtain parental consent prior to using a student’s preferred name or pronouns if that student is under 16. This will be a huge decision that will take away the rights of thousands of 2SLGBTQIA+ youth who live in hostile, Anti-2SLGBTQIA homes throughout Alberta. New Brunswick and Saskatchewan have recently passed policies requiring the same of schools and teachers. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith said she looks forward to a “robust discussion” at the party’s first meeting.
We have listed the policies below.
Policy Proposal 8
Policy Reference: P-0281
Sponsor: Edmonton-West Henday
Article: 202 EDUCATION .5 PRIMARY AND SECONDARY
The United Conservative Party believes the Government of Alberta should…
g) Require Teachers, Schools, and School Boards to obtain the written consent of the
parent/guardian of a student under the age of 16 prior to changing the name and/or pronouns
used by the student.
We will be having guest speakers, community representation, providing resources, and marching. Featuring live music from special guest Patrick Masse.
Countering hate does not come without risk, thus we will take as many steps as we can to ensure safety of the group. We assume the hate groups will be countering our event. We will note that visibly queer and racialized individuals carry the most risk being near groups such as these as they have been known to be violent towards marginalized groups. With that being said, it is paramount that those who stand with us take steps to ensure their’s and other’s safety.
We are asking that attendees of our demonstration to not confront or engage with the hate groups.