The Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association joins with those organizing the #AllOutSep30 to commemorate Orange Shirt Day, a day of remembrance of the state-sanctioned violence against Indigenous children and communities through the Residential School system. All Out September 30 is a labour action/teach-in/social justice advocacy happening on September 30, 2020.
We ask University administrators to support students, faculty, librarians and other staff in this action. While WLUFA members are unable to legally strike during the length of their contract, we encourage them to join the public digital teach-ins and other events being organized by #AllOutSep30 against racist, institutional, and systemic forms of violence against Indigenous children and communities and to learn more about the demands of #AllOutSep30.
We therefore strongly encourage our members to pause on September 30, and to listen, reflect, and join in a broader public dialogue and educational events related to institutional violence from historical and contemporary perspectives. We ourselves further acknowledge the need to have sustained conversations with our colleagues, families, students, and other community members about how our faculty associations can support and effect systemic change.
For more information about the All Out September 30 Scholar Strike, and links to education resources and teach-ins, please visit: