Harmony House stands with protesters across North America as they demand an end to racist and murderous police tactics, both in Canada and the United States. While our country does not share all of our neighbour’s issues regarding race, we have our own colonial history resulting in a towering number of racist policies and practices that keep our black and brown sisters from equity, equality and justice. Canada was built on racist, classist structures that must be torn down.
We are demanding a change in policing. We imagine a future of disarming and defunding police and instituting a community care model in its place. We will work towards this future with a variety of tactics based in grassroots community organization including working with our sister organizations, contacting political officials, supporting protest movements and working towards our mandate of a safer community for all women.
No lives can matter until Black and Indigenous Lives Matter.