#HateFreeYeg: A Great Idea for Local Businesses

  • Organizer Bridget Stirling speaks at the launch of #HateFreeYEG on September 30 in Churchill Square. Paula E. Kirman

P9dropcap). Everyone deserves to live their life without the threat of hatred and discrimination. We believe people should feel safe in their communities, just as you believe people should feel safe and welcome at your shop or office. Together we can show the world that hate and intolerance has no home in Edmonton and is not wanted here!

If you administer a space or run a business in Edmonton, we’re asking you to commit to putting a #HateFreeYEG sticker on your door or window the same way you’d put up a Pride Flag. Your customers will know they will be safe within your space. This means that:

You deny entry to hate groups, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and any other group that would seek to cause harm to others on the basis of race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or religion.

Your space maintains a no-service policy for people and groups of people who engage in hate and discrimination.

Most importantly, we ask that you adopt a zero tolerance policy towards:

  • Racism
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Transphobia
  • Ageism
  • Ableism
  • Body-shaming

This non-profit and non-political campaign is being initiated by Abdul Malik and Bridget Stirling in cooperation with the Edmonton and District Labour Council. Go to the following website for more information, to sign up, or to receive a sticker: www.hatefreeyeg.com.

Information provided by #HateFreeYEG.

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