12 Jan Statement Regarding Posters in Public Spaces in Charlottetown
It has come to the attention of the UPEI Student Union that a person or group has been putting up posters in public spaces around Charlottetown, including in very close proximity to the UPEI campus. These posters utilize racist tones, and include statements such as “Stop the ethnocide of ‘old stock’ Canadians” and “you’re being replaced.” The poster also shows a graphic which demonstrates the supposed change in ethnic landscape in the future.
The UPEI Student Union vehemently opposes these statements and rejects any insinuations of racism. Additionally, the UPEISU would like to ensure that all students know that they are welcome at UPEI, in Charlottetown, and in Canada.
For safety reasons, we do not advise that you take the poster down. Rather, we request that if you see a poster of this nature on campus, that you take a photo and send it to us with the location of the poster. Information can be sent through the UPEI Student Union Facebook Page or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Together with the Recruitment and International Relations Office (RIRO), the UPEI Student Union would like to offer help and support to anyone who is affected by these messages. Please reach out to the RIRO at email@example.com, call the office at (902) 566-0576, or stop by their office in room 225, Robertson Library. Additionally, feel free to contact the UPEI Student Union at 902-566-0530, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the office in room 201, W. A. Murphy Centre.