On January 29th, it will be two years since six men were gunned down in their place of worship in Ste-Foy, Quebec. Many events are planned across Canada to commemorate the tragedy. Here in Verdun, a vigil is planned, just as it was following the shooting, in front of Verdun metro station (right next to Verdun borough hall), on Tuesday, January 29 at 5:30PM. This day is being named a day of Action Against Islamophobia and Racism. You are invited to bring your own candle in a show of solidarity among communities.
This week (Jan. 25-31) has been named the first annual Muslim Awareness Week in the Montreal area, with a number of interfaith events planned. the goal is simple: Getting to know each other/ Apprendre à se connaître.
Here’s just one event:
“Montreal City Mission & St. James United Church are organizing a public talk with Montreal youth leaders for Muslim Awareness Week. The panelists come from diverse backgrounds and are involved in concrete projects that respond to needs in our community. They will share how they replace the mind set of exclusion with one that embraces the 'other' as friend.”
Sonali Kamick from the CBC Radio show 'All in the Weekend', will be their mistress of ceremonies.
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