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October 11-19 2019
Kitchener Waterloo Oktoberfest 2019
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Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Solidarity Statement


We are angered and moved by the ongoing and recent events of anti-black racism in the United States and Canada.

We can no longer stay silent.

We stand in solidarity and support of our Black Community, our Indigenous Community and other racialized groups in Kitchener-Waterloo.

We acknowledge that racism, anti-black racism, anti-Indigenous racism, systemic racism, and discrimination are issues in Canada that require action.

We acknowledge that racism, anti-black racism, anti-Indigenous racism, systemic racism, and discrimination happen in our community and during Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest.

Racism is more than hate. It is the belief that one group of people are superior to another group based on the colour of their skin. It enables oppression in systematic ways that fuels ongoing inequality. We need to acknowledge the many forms of racism and work to dismantle them. In order for this to happen, all of us must examine our own biases, privileges and stand up against racism.
We commit to examine our biases and privileges and address systems of inequality that may be present in our organization. We intend to educate ourselves about the issues affecting racialized groups, listen to those who need to be heard, and identify ways that our organization can support groups working to eradicate oppressive practices for racialized groups.

We commit to ensuring Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is a safe and welcome space for all members of our community.

We acknowledge, we commit, and we intend to do better.


Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Inc.


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