27. January 2018 - 11:00 till 14:00
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We Won't Forget the Quebec Mosque Shooting! Stop Hatred Now | Nathan Phillips Square | Saturday, 27. January 2018

A year ago, thousands of people across Canada joined in vigils and rallies in a show of solidarity with the Muslim community after the Québec City mosque shooting. Come out on January 27th to Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square at 11AM to show our love and support to the families of Ibrahima Barry, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Aboubaker Thabti, Abdelkrim Hassane and Azzedine Soufiane. Let’s show the world we will not let their murders will not be forgotten! On January 27th, we rally again to say no to Islamophobia and no to hate. Bring your friends.and family! Bring banners and noise makers!Let us take over the Join us and let’s take over the square with messages of peace and unity!

Speakers TBA
Snacks and warm beverages will be provided

Over the past year, we have seen the rise of Islamophobia and hate by a white supremacist movement emboldened by the election of Donald Trump and the support of far-right politicians in Europe. These white supremacists have sought to spread their racist hate by organizing rallies at Nathan Phillips Square. While these islamophobes may attempt to interrupt our demonstrations of solidarity, we must show that their message of hate has no place in our streets, and our message of peace is infinitely more powerful.

This event will take place on the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. The territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.

If your organization would like to endorse the rally, please message our Facebook page to be added to the list!

Organized by: SAFE: Solidarity Against Fascism Everywhere and the Toronto IWW General Defense Committee, Local 28
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  • The guest list is invisible in order to protect attendees from online harassment. Due to a recent change by Facebook, this now also hides the number of attendees. As of this post, our count is 127 attending and 487 interested. Let's keep climbing!
  • SHARE / POST: Where were you when you heard about the Quebec Mosque shooting where 6 Muslims were murdered? How did you feel? If not that exact moment, when did it become real for you? How do you #RememberJan29? If you don't remember - what does that make you feel right now? Join this fb group to read and share thoughts, and help build a collective memory about that day: www.facebook.com/groups/RememberJan29/. You can also post on Twitter and Instagram using #RememberJan29 or directly on the website www.rememberJan29.com. Wherever you post will be integrated into the site. When we sit together and talk about ‘where were you when’ in the context of a important historic moment, we are building web of common experience, connecting ourselves to that moment and to each other. To #RememberJan29 is to insist that what happened on January 29th is not resolved, and won’t simply be resolved with a trial. It is ongoing, it has broader implications and it must be understood for all its complexity. This is one of many attempts. It only works if you participate.
  • Hey folks! The rally is just a week away! If your organization would like to endorse the rally in commemorating our Muslim brothers, please message us!