From 6.00 pm until 7.30 pm
At Concordia Student Union - CSU
1455 de Maisonneuve Ouest, H711, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8
Concordia Student Union - CSU / +1 514-848-7474 firstname.lastname@example.org
To mark the first anniversary of the Islamophobic killing at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City, the Concordia Student Union will hold an interfaith and intergenerational event.
Omar Riaz, CSU General Coordinator;
Ahmed Badr, CSU External Affairs Coordinator
and Asma Mushtaq, CSU Academic and Advocacy Coordinator
will join Connor Spencer, Vice-President of the Student Union of McGill University (SSMU) and a representative of the Association for the Voice of Education of Quebec (AVEQ), in welcoming the following faith and spiritual leaders at this commemoration
• Imam Salam Elmenyawi
• Ellie Hummel, Chaplain & Coordinator of Interfaith and Spirituality Center of Concordia
• Rabbi Ellen Greenspan, Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom
• Rev. Rosemary Lambie, Union United Church, and
• Manjit Singh, Former Director, Office of Chaplaincy Services, McGill University
Other special guests include:
• Marc Miller, MP (Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Sœurs)
• Cathy Wong, President of the Municipal Council of Montreal and City Councillor (Peter McGill)
• Samer Mazjoub, President of the Canadian Muslim Forum, and
• Sameer Zuberi, Representative of the Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association .
A candle-lighting ceremony will be held in the memory of the six men who were gunned down by hate: Ibrahima Barry (aged 39), Mamadou Tanou Barry (aged 42), Khaled Belkacemi (aged 60), Aboubaker Thabti (aged 44), Abdelkrim Hassane (aged 41) and Azzedine Soufiane (aged 57).
The CSU invites all members of the Concordia University and their friends and families and the Montreal community at large, join in this commemoration and stand together in support of the victims of the unprecedented act of Islamophobic violence in Canadian and Quebec History, and of stronger actions by government and civil society against hate crimes and extremist groups, and in favor of solidarity, security, equality and freedom.
The event is organized in partnership with the Center for Research-Action on Race Relations (CRARR)