Message from Georgian President Kevin Weaver, responding to events in Iran and Afghanistan
Oct. 4, 2022
As events of the past couple of weeks come to light and the world reacts in protest, I want to speak out in support of our Georgian College students and employees who are especially affected.
Starting with the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, while in the custody of Iran’s morality police – to the Sept. 30 attack in Kabul on an education centre where young women came to a practice university entrance exam, killing more than 20 people.
Georgian is committed to being a place where everyone feels seen, heard and is a place where they belong. I’m personally committed to that mission and to the advancement of human rights and gender equality.
I understand these events have caused great concern and anxiety for many in our Georgian community, especially those who have connections to these regions, and I stand in support of you. If you are hurting, please reach out if you need someone to talk to.
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Please contact Employee and Family Assistance Program by calling 1.844.880.9142 or visit WorkHealthLife.
Professor Dr. Fariba Molki, a member of the Georgian College and Iranian-Canadian communities, has shared her personal reflection about human rights in Iran.