WLUFA Stands in Solidarity with People Experiencing Islamophobia and Racism on Campus

WLUFA, along with most members of the campus community, is aware of the widely circulated Islamophobic and Anti-Muslim social media posts. WLUFA condemns Islamophobia, discrimination and persecution of Muslims, and the targeting of Muslims in Canada. Following the targeted killings in the Quebec Mosque shooting, the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council and Coalition of Muslim Women – Kitchener Waterloo released a report from a community consultation which showed Muslims in the Kitchener-Waterloo community found that Islamophobia is ever-present and prevalent. Educational Institutions were specifically named along with public spaces and in workplaces. WLUFA recognizes that Islamophobia and racism remain a broad problem on our campus and indeed in society at large, and is committed to working with student organizations, and with the WLU administration to reduce the exposure to Islamophobia and racism in our campus community, and to help support those who nonetheless experience discrimination while here. WLUFA is here to support all of its members. Please reach out to us.

Rob Kristofferson, WLUFA President: [email protected]

Nuha Dwaikat-Shaer, Women’s Faculty Colleague, Brantford: [email protected]

Christine Neill – Women’s Faculty Colleague, Waterloo: [email protected]

Lamine Diallo, EDI Faculty Colleague, Brantford: [email protected]

Ann Curry-Stevens, EDI Faculty Colleague, Waterloo: [email protected]

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