Almost one year ago, on January 29, 2017, a white man 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. Five others were badly injured: Aymen Derbali, Said El-Amari, Mohamed Khabar, Nizar Ghlai and Said Akjour.
What follows is a list of events commemorating the massacre, 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.
Saturday January 27 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at 4201 Bélanger, with Adil Charkaoui, coordinator of the Collectif Canadien Anti-Islamophobie
Sunday January 28 from 1pm to 4pm at Place de la Gare-Jean-Talon, 395 Jean Talon Ouest, with the AlRawdah Mosque and various partner organizations
Sunday January 28 from 4pm to 7pm CDN/NDG/Westmount contrel’islamophobie et la haine, community gathering and candlelight march leaving from the Unitarian Church of Montreal, 5035 boulevard de Maisonneuve O. (near Vendome metro).
Monday January 29 from 11:30am to 4:30pm at Montreal City Hall, 275 Notre-Dame Est, with Valérie Plante and the Conseil National des Musulmans Canadiens
Monday January 29 from 12:15 to 1pm, on the steps of the McGill Arts Building, with McGill Anti-Racist
Monday, Jan 29 from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. CKUT-FM 90,3FM is devoting an hour for the commemoration.
VERDUN: Monday January 29 from 5pm to 7pm, in front of metro Verdun (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PLATEAU: Monday January 29 from 5pm to 7pm, in front of metro Mont Royal (email@example.com)
VILLERAY: Monday January 29 from 5pm to 7:30pm, in front of metro Jean Talon (Tour Jean Talon exit) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
HOCHELAGA: Rally at Pie-IX metro, East exit, Monday, 29th January at 5pm
MONTRÉAL NORD: Rally on corner of Henri-Bourassa and Lacordaire, Monday 29th January at 6pm
Monday January 29 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at UQAM, 400 Sainte-Catherine Est, Pavillon Hubert-Aquin, Salle A-5020, a presentation by Asmaa Ibnouzahir organized by the UQAM Centre de recherche en immigration, ethnicité et citoyenneté
Also, check out the https://rememberjan29.com/ website, where you are encouraged to share your memories of January 29, 2017 and how the events of that day affected you.
A more extensive list of events can be found at www.facebook.com/January29Action/posts/583659938635465