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Hate to Hope movement grows

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Compiled by Shari Narine







Red Deer-Lacombe NDP candidate hopeful Katherine Anne Swampy speaks on the steps of the provincial legislature during the fourth annual Hate to Hope march which took place Aug. 2. She is joined by Edmonton-Manning NDP candidate Aaron Paquette (directly behind her). The movement was started by Chevi Rabbit (second from right, front row), from the Montana First Nation and at the time a student at the University of Alberta, who was the object of a verbal and physical homophobic attack in July 2012 in the Strathcona area in Edmonton. In 2014, Alberta Justice Minister Jonathan Denis presented Rabbitt with the 2014 Hate Crime Awareness Youth Award, from the Alberta Hate Crime Committee.