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Our London Family Remembrance First Anniversary: What should we do as mourning individuals?

Today marks the first anniversary of " Our London Family" Tragic!

Therefore, We encourage everyone to go out this week and wear the green and purple ribbon that is the official symbol of remembrance of Our London Family and let our niyyeh (intention) be helping & supporting the Muslims in need and amplifying our voices as a strong united Ummah. In memory of those who face discrimination, racism, and Islamophobia, let's work against the ideologies imposed unjustly on Islam. It is our job to make sure that Muslims can feel safe walking peacefully all the while outwardly representing their beautiful religion.

What else can we do to help?

Allah says in the Quran, “[Allah praises] those who convey the messages of Allah and fear Him and do not fear anyone but Allah.” (Quran 33:39} As Muslims, it is our duty to convey the proper message of Islam, as these acts of terrorism are usually fueled by the media’s representation of us. It is important to work efficiently with how we represent ourselves in mind. Here are a few upcoming GTA events:

June 6th,2022 Commemorating Our London Family | Mississauga

Islamic Relief Canada in partnership with the London Muslim Mosque and the National Canadian Council of Muslims is holding a walk to commemorate the one year anniversary of the London Attack at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT at Mississauga Celebration Square (300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1)

June 6th, 2022 - Our London Family Art Gallery | London

London Muslim Mosque is launching its own art gallery in honour of the London Family. The gallery will be viewable every evening from June 6th to the 30th. The event is from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST. Here’s a poster for the event

June 6th, 2022- YCCI Vigil for Our London Family | London

Memorial Reveal healing for Family Friends & the Community

Location: Intersection of Hyde Park Road and South Carriage Road at 6:30 PM EST

June 6th, 2022-Commemorating Our London Family | Windsor

Walk from Beet's Week Memorial Garden to Assumption Park

The event is from 7:00 to 8:00 PM

June 6th, 2022- Memorial of the Afzaal Family | Onlime LIVE Stream

Abrar Centre is holding a "Brave Space Panel " on June 6th from 4:00-5:30 pm EST via Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter to discuss Islamophobia, mental health, and resiliency.

Details here.

June 7th, 2022 - Anti-Islamophobia Workshop

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m EST. at Civic Garden Complex at 625 Springbank Drive, there will be an event titled, “Islamophobia: Recognize, Resist, Respond”. It will be hosted by MRCSSI (Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Interrogation), Islamic Social Service Association, and King’s University College, School of Social Work. Anyone can join this event, and there will be free refreshments, halal food, and parking. All you need to do is register through this link.

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