UWaterloo professor, students hold festival to show queer community solidarity, love


The University of Waterloo community recently organized a Student Solidarity Festival to express solidarity with the queer community after last month’s violent attack on campus. The day after the attack, UWaterloo Professor Sarah Currie held a discussion in her English class and decided that students would organize a “transformative justice, healing justice” festival as part of the course’s final project. The event took place last week and included food, poetry readings, and an empathy and information table where participants wrote about their thoughts. “We are here to show support for the queer community and that they are loved,” said UWaterloo third-year student Jenna Rafferty. “There is a place for them at UW and everywhere.”

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