COVID-19 National Day of Observance

March 11th, 2021

Today GreenUP joins all of Canada as we mark March 11 as a National Day of Observance commemorating those who have lost their lives to COVID-19 and those essential workers who have been on the front lines of this pandemic.⁠

Today we also pause to reflect upon how the COVID-19 crisis – like the climate emergency – has emphasized that racism, colonialism, and misogyny remain foundational to power, wealth, and freedom of choice. ⁠

Here in Ontario and around the world, COVID-19 infection rates and deaths have disproportionately impacted racialized communities, migrant workers, as well as residents and care givers in long term care homes. ⁠

Today, we acknowledge that we cannot fully observe and commemorate the losses of the past year until we have a just and green recovery that builds equitable and resilient societies, improving the well-being of those who have been and continue to be structurally oppressed.

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