Together We Rise – S’Élever Ensemble fully endorses the statement and demands by the Black Legal Action Center (BLAC) on Policing and Anti-Black Racism. We stand in solidarity with all agencies working towards ending Anti-Black Racism in our communities and institutions. Furthermore, we endorse the recommendations made to the Province of Ontario in the statement by BLAC, namely:
As communities and agencies continue the complex and often difficult work of ensuring that all Ontarians are treated fairly by the Justice System, and indeed all public institutions, it is important that we name and speak honestly about barriers to equity. Together We Rise applauds BLAC’s impassioned statement on Anti-Black Racism. We encourage all those working towards the goals of equity, safety and prosperity in Ontario-Hamilton or local neighbourhoods, to actively engage in the conversations about Anti-Black Racism. Collectively, we can inform the creation of effective policies and practices that will ensure all of us can contribute to improving our own living conditions and lifting the conditions of our neighbours. Together WE Rise!