Campus flags will fly at half-mast throughout January 29 in honour of the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia.
Established by the Government of Canada in 2021, this day commemorates the six people tragically killed in a shooting at the Islamic Cultural Center in Quebec City on January 29, 2017: Ibrahima Barry, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Abdelkrim Hassane, Azzeddine Soufiane, and Aboubaker Thabti. Nineteen more people were seriously injured in this senseless and shocking act of racism and Islamophobia.
This day is a time to remember the terrible consequences of Islamophobia—a time to commit to combating Islamophobia in our communities, along with all forms of racism, hate, and discrimination.
Some ways individuals can participate in this day include taking part in the Green Square Campaign and watching a National Film Board collection of four educational films chronicling the life of Muslim communities in Canada.