The event was organized by University of Ottawa alum Zac Johnstone and U of O students Lyra Evans and Mikayla Vattiata, and saw a full agenda of songs, speeches, and poetry.
Regardless of la Rotonde's intentions, this cartoon is discriminatory. It harkens back to an era of minstrel shows and blackface, when people of colour were mocked and degraded.
This week, the Fulcrums highlights some key historical figures that should get more recognition in the month of February.
It’s important to recognize that the current campaign serves to alienate members of the very community it proclaims to help.
The rally began with noise disruptions from protesters and ended with the presence of multiple police cruisers. The police arrived to monitor the possibility of conflict between the rally’s attendees and those protesting the event.
We need to demand that Capital Pride acts as a platform to lift injustice from the shadows, educate the public, and put civil rights back to the forefront of political discourse.