Almost two years ago, on January 29, 2017, Alexandre Bissonnette entered a mosque in Quebec City in Canada and in the course of a few minutes, murdered Azzeddine Soufiane, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Aboubaker Thabti, Ibrahima Barry and Abdelkrim Hassane. Nineteen others were injured, many severely.
Originally published by Montreal Anti-Fasciste.
Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.
What follows is a list of events commemorating the massacre on Tuesday, January 29, that we at Montréal Antifasciste are aware of. Please note that inclusion of an event does not necessarily indicate endorsement of the event or organizers. Thank you to those comrades who helped put this list together.
Presence in front of the offices of François Legault
8:30am to 9:30am in front of the HBSC building; corner avenue McGill College and Sherbrooke
Commemoration Event: Victims of the Quebec City mosque shooting
noon at the mezzanine of the McDonald Engineering building, McGill University
Rally/Vigil in Montréal Nord
4:30pm at the corner of Henri Bourassa and Lacordaire
Commemorative Vigil and Workshop on Islamophobia in Côte des neiges
Vigil at 5:30pm at the corner of Plamondon & Van Horne (Plamondon metro)
To be followed by a workshop on opposing Islamophobia at 4755 Van Horne, office 110, at 6:30pm
Rally/Vigil in Verdun
5:30pm in front of Verdun metro
after the rally, we are invited to warm up at the Islamic Centre of Verdun, refreshments will be served
Panel, “Face à l’islamophobie: lutte et résistance”
6pm in room D-R200, Pavillon Athanase-David, UQAM
Panel with Arij Riahi, Laïty Fary Ndiaye et Idil O. Kalif
Inscription obligatoire (sans frais): email@example.com
Other events will be added here : https://www.facebook.com/January29Action/
Also, on February 2:
Community Dinner at the Khadijah Mosque in Pointe Saint-Charles
2385 Centre St, Saturday February 2, 2019, 17:30-19:00
This event is meant to bring the different religious, local and activist communities together to discuss issues and social problems that concern us all. This event is also being held to commemorate the victims of the January 2017 shooting at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Québec City and in solidarity with Muslims who are targeted every day in small and large ways, including as targets of the so-called secularism law that the current CAQ government intends to pass. There will be short presentations from local activists and community members addressing a number of pertinent topics, followed by a community dinner. To help us determine how much food to prepare, please RSVP! firstname.lastname@example.org; Khadijah Mosque 514-691-8331
Also check out the list of events during Muslim Awareness Week (January 25-31) : https://ssm-maw.com/activities/
Mamadou Tanou Barry
We refuse to forget. We reject Islamophobia and racism.
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