Where there is darkness,
be a shining light.
We are heartbroken by the news of a tragic racist attack on a London Muslim family on Sunday evening, targeted because of their faith. We extend our deepest sympathies and our support to the family and friends of those killed and injured, and to our Muslim community in London and across Canada.
This act of terrorism makes all of us at CultureWorks deeply saddened. It also makes us enraged.
Islamophobia is real, and will not be tolerated in our community, or in any other community. We must all stand against it.
CultureWorks, our university and college partners, the City of London, the Government of Ontario, and the Government of Canada all stand strong and united against this hatred.
As we grieve, let us all strive to do whatever we can to prevent this kind of hateful act from happening again.
Reach out to others who are different from you. Learn about them. Try to understand them. Where there is darkness, be a shining light.
Together, we stand strong against all forms of Islamophobia and racism.
We understand our communities are grieving, and we offer our support as we grieve with you.
CultureWorks students, alumni and all members of our community are welcome to reach out to us for support at:
Derek Martin, CultureWorks Principal
Paul Stafford, CEO, CultureWorks
Tina Bax, CultureWorks Founder