The 1MillionMarch4Children group which is presumably calling on the protection of children from schools and the North Simcoe Muskoka & District Labour Council which is referring to group as anti-2SLGBTQIA and say they will be marching to show solidarity and support for tolerance, acceptance, and inclusivity to all, have both called on supporters to meet at rallies taking place this Saturday, October 21.
“The September 20th counter-protests saw a great response from our community at large, but we don’t want to be counter-protesting. We want to be celebrating the diversity and inclusivity of our communities, because that’s truly what they are,” said Mike De Rose, President of the Labour Council. “We know that the vast majority of Muskokans are proud of the diversity and welcoming nature of their communities. It is what makes Muskoka such a great place to live and work. We don’t need a special month or day to celebrate that and show our support and unity,” he stated in a press release issued by the labour council.
The release encourages supporters, friends, allies, and others to join in the festivities and to bring their families, their pets, their neighbours and their networks. Participants are being asked to wear “bright, happy colours to match the tone of the rallies” and to email [email protected] for more information or to add their name to their SpreadTheLove Mailing List.
This is the poster being circulated by the 1MillionMarch4Children group on social media.
According to the release by the labour council, in Huntsville council will meet at 2:30 p.m. at the Huntsville Legion (21 Veteran’s Way).
While the 1MillionMarch4Children group is calling supporters to a “Worldwide stop the war on children rally,” and have been circulating a poster on social media calling for a 3 p.m. rally tomorrow beginning at the Canada Summit Centre with a march to Town Hall.
“We are proud to stand together with members of the local labour community to firmly proclaim that Hate Has No Home Here in Muskoka,” added Merv Taylor-Morin, President of Muskoka Pride in the labour council release.
“Now more than ever it is important for voices of our community to demonstrate their allyship in the face of a very small but vocal minority who are loudly spewing forth messages of division and intolerance.”
In Bracebridge, the labour council rally is scheduled to begin at noon at Memorial Park on Manitoba Street.
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