Join us as we stand in solidarity with our Turkish teacher colleagues
WHEN: 4 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5th, World Teachers’ Day
WHERE: Embassy of the Republic of Turkey
197 Wurtemberg Street (close to the Rideau River).
WHY: To stand in solidarity with over 28,000 Turkish educators who have been suspended along with tens of thousands of other citizens. Turkey is punishing educators and other public sector workers in response to the failed coup on July 15.
Let’s send a collective message to the Republic of Turkey by calling for a respect for democracy and human rights instead of unlawful actions by its military to silence its citizens and abolish their rights.
Let’s also send a message to our federal government to pressure the Turkish government to observe and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms, including freedom of expression and academic freedom.
WHO: Teachers, university professors, union leaders, human rights supporters