Montreal, Monday, January 20th – We, at the Montreal Holocaust Museum, wish to express our solidarity with the Muslim communities of Quebec on this tragic day.
An attack against people gathered in peaceful prayer is an islamophobic assault that concerns all of us. We express our deepest sympathy to the families of the victims, people of the Muslim faith and all Quebecers. The murder of innocent people because of their faith is an assault on values which we hold dear, including freedom of religion and religious expression, the equal rights and protection of minorities, and particularly the sanctity of human life.
The attack on the Islamic Cultural Centre of Québec is a line in the sand. This attack has been perpetrated in a context in which it has become legitimate to spread bigotry and hate, a world which targets minorities and normalises an « us and them » mentality.
Quebecers, Canadians, world citizens can no longer sit inactive. Our goal must be the promotion of respect for, and appreciation of diversity, and an understanding of the fundamental humanity that unites all of us.
Join one of the many gatherings in solidarity with the Muslims of Quebec City.
At 6 PM, Jean-Talon Train Station (exit métro Parc) Québec
At 6 PM, Notre Dame de Foy Church (820, rue du Chanoine-Martin)
At 6 PM, in front of the mosque (2877, Chemin Ste-Foy) Laval
At 5 PM, Montmorency Metro Station (Place Claude-Léveillée side) Longueuil
At 6 PM, Longueuil Metro Station Val-David
At 6 PM, 2490, rue de l’Église Saint-Jérôme
At 7:30 PM, Place du curé-Labelle Sherbrooke
At 6:30 PM, 1200, rue Massé Trois-Rivières
At 5 PM, at l’Université du Québec in Trois-Rivières Boucherville
At 6 PM, at the City Hall (500, rue de la Rivière-aux-Pins) Drummondville
At 6:30 PM, at the Basilique Saint-Frédéric (219, rue Brock) La Pocatière
At 6 PM, at the Cégep (140, 4e avenue) Cap-aux-Meules
At 7 PM, à la Mairie/Centre civique Gaspé
At 5:30 PM, at Berceau du Canada Rimouski
At 6 PM, at Parc de la Gare Matane
At 5 PM, at Place des générations Saguenay
At 5 PM, in front of the mosque (555, rue Bégin, Chicoutimi)
Some gathering will even take place outside the borders of Quebec: Ottawa (Gatineau)
At 6 PM, 111, rue Wellington Toronto
At 6 PM, at the University of Toronto Kitchener
At 6 PM, at the City Hall (200, King street West) Hamilton
At 6 PM, at the City Hall (71, Main street) London (Ontario)
At 6 PM, at Victoria Park Régina
At 6 PM, at Victoria Park Winnipeg
At 6:15 PM, at Manitoba Legislative Building (450, Broadway) Vancouver
Saturday, February 4, at 5:30 PM, at the Mosque Al Masjid Al Jamia (655 W 8th Ave) Moncton
At 6 PM, at the City Hall (655, Main street) Fredericton
At 4:45 PM, at the chapelle de l’université St. Thomas Paris
at 7:30 PM, Place du Québec Hong-Kong
Tuesday, January 31, at 7 PM, Tamar Park