UAlberta student's #WorldMosaic campaign receives support from mayors around the world

June 14, 2017

An anti-Islamophobia campaign created by a University of Alberta student in April 2016 has since spread across Canada and the globe with the support of influential mayors. UAlberta student Jeremiah Ellis first pitched his #WorldMosaic campaign to Edmonton Mayor Don Ivison on the street in April of last year. Two days later, Ivison made a post on social media holding a #WorldMosaic sign and stating “Islamophobia has no place in Edmonton.” Since then, mayors from across Canada have made similar posts, as well as mayors in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. “Different leaders throughout the world and throughout the country have been supporting the testaments and the fact this idea that diversity is our strength isn’t just a Canadian value,” said Ellis. Edmonton Journal