Topic

equality

25 petitions

Update posted 5 months ago

Petition to Gold Trail School District #74

Remove the Racist Posters in Gold Trail #74

If you have signed the hardcopy version of our petition please do not sign the online version, you can only sign once! This poster is up in ALL schools in School District #74.  Five-year-olds to 18-year-olds are seeing these posters with no explanations.  Racism needs to acknowledged but at an age-appropriate level and this is not it.  These posters were NOT directed at adults but at school-age children with no discussion. Please sign the petition to have the posters removed, thank you. In January 2018 a decision was made by three administrators to display racist posters in Gold Trail SD#74. While their intentions may have been innocuous, they failed to analyze the impact these posters would have on school children; particularly students with white skin and of mixed race.  After displaying the posters, Ms. Downs indicated to a parent that she had seen systemic racism; teachers placing students in remedial classes based purely on race and not on academic assessment.  Even if teachers were able to do this, why did she target students? We want to see the removal of all posters referring to “white privilege” and “racism” from all schools in the district.  The posters are racist, discriminatory, and divisive.  The district should take into account ALL races and never make one race feel superior over, or inferior to, another.  No child should be shamed because of the colour of their skin. These administrators became aware of this anti-racism “Poster Project” due to roadside billboards in Saskatchewan. The billboard messages were directed at adults, yet Ms. Downs, Ms. Minnabarriet, and Ms. Mountain felt the messages were appropriate for school children from kindergarten through to Grade 12. We do not agree; in fact, we strongly disagree. This message is one which should be properly discussed, be age appropriate, and not created to appear like a social media meme without explanation.  The posters are influencing all our YOUNG students and causing a huge divide in our school district that Ms. Downs and her employees fail to acknowledge. Contact Teresa Downs and the school district to express your opinion at tdowns@sd74.bc.ca and district@sd74.bc.ca or call Toll Free: 1-855-453-9101 Please sign the petition to have the posters removed, thank you.

CARS Coalition Against Racism in Schools
1,188 supporters
Update posted 5 months ago

Petition to Jag Badwal; Vic Fedeli

Justice for Patrick Brown

To our fathers, brothers and sons,  We stand by you!  Nowadays, a woman can accuse a man of pretty much anything and without evidence, he is then automatically presumed guilty as charged by society; Just like the case of Patrick Brown and the sexual misconduct allegations. What happened to Patrick Brown is wrong; A hard working, humble, kind, successful MAN who dedicated his entire life to be where he is, who has always worked tirelessly to help the people of Simcoe county and Ontario in general; Had his entire career and life destroyed in a couple of hours because of two anonymous sexual misconduct accusers who went to the media instead of the police and who went to the media ten years after the alleged incidents but only five months before elections and decided to remain anonymous.  He was convicted without a trial. Patrick Brown was advised to take a leave of absence until allegations are dealt with....how does one deal with allegations that are not reported to the police and strictly reported to the media? How does one "deal" with allegations that are not a criminal matter and that have no way to actually "deal" with them? What exactly does "deal" look like?  What happened to Patrick Brown can happen to any man; this is now about every MAN; and to you women out there, this can happen to your father, your brother, your son or your husband.  These trendy continuous sexual allegations (that aren't dealt with through the court system) are putting actual victims of sexual assault in danger; Actual victims/survivors are NOT going to be taken seriously anymore.... Many men have had their lives destroyed because of false sexual allegations; many have had to pay for lawsuits, many have had their freedoms restricted due to false sexual allegations.....or even worse many have been denied bail, jailed .....awaiting trial! Because when you are a man, you are guilty until proven innocent.  but IT IS TIME FOR CHANGE because men have rights too.  We will stand with Patrick Brown.  We will stand for men's rights under the name of Patrick Brown. We will make sure that false sexual allegations are seriously punished because of what happened to Patrick Brown.  We will bring justice to MEN again because of Patrick Brown.   Thank you,  #justiceforpatrickbrown #istandwithpatrickbrown #J4PB  #EQUALRIGHTS  UPDATE: what do we want? we want Patrick Brown reinstated! Why? please read the updates below    contact us at: justiceforpatrickbrown@gmail.com www.facebook.com/justice4patrickbrown Please note that the above paragraph include a combination of quotes and comments from numerous people who are supporting the "Justice for Patrick Brown" movement.   

Hafsa Morchad
14,753 supporters