Statement on the murder of Mahsa Amini and why it matters here

Updated May 30 The following statement was written by Sobia Ali-Faisal (she/her), executive director of BIPOC USHR, and Amirah Oyesegun (they/them), vice-president of the BIPOC USHR Board, both of whom are Muslims. Last month Mahsa Amini, a 22 year old young woman in Iran, was detained by Iran’s so-called “morality police” after the officers found…

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Climate Change is a Justice Issue

The oceans are helping to absorb the extra heat trapped by the atmosphere. This fuels more powerful and destructive storms. We have seen this time and time again in the Global South. The extra heat also means tropical storms can maintain their strength further north. Climate change is a justice issue. Nature is destroying nations…

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Letter to Minister Trivers, Social Development and Housing

(The following is the letter we submitted to Minister Trivers and his office. Some minor details about specific cases have been removed from this public version.) January 26, 2022 Dear Minister Trivers and Deputy Minister Keedwell*, BIPOC USHR has witnessed many barriers faced by our community members and clients with regard to housing, including racism,…

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Please oppose Quebec’s Bill 21

Updated May 30 Subject: Opposing Quebec’s Bill 21 Dear Charlottetown City Councilors, Summerside City Councilors, and Mayors Brown and Stewart, We, BIPOC USHR, write to ask that you support the condemnation of Quebec’s Bill 21. We ask that Charlottetown and Summerside city councils bring forward a motion to oppose Bill 21 just as many other…

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