One year since Ste. Foy massacre, Ottawa stands in remembrance with Muslim Canadians

Savannah Awde, Editor

It was just before 8 p.m. on Jan. 29, 2017, when a lone gunman entered the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City and open fired, killing six people and injuring 19.

One year later, around the same time, a large group of Ottawa locals gathered at the Human Rights Memorial in front of city hall to remember the lives lost to Islamophobia. The vigil itself was organized by the National Council for Canadian Muslims (NCCM), and was part of several vigils taking place across Canada.

Photo: Savannah Awde.

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Trans Day of Remembrance to provide community space of mourning

Event reminds Ottawa to reflect on high rate of violence against transgender people

Savannah Awde, Editor

Though some may think of events around transgender rights as rallies or protests, the Trans Day of Remembrance stands in contrast as a space of mourning and reflection.

On Monday, Nov. 20, Ottawa’s annual Transgender Day of Remembrance will return to the capital. Organizer Fae Johnstone emphasizes that this is primarily a day for trans folks to mourn through vigil, but also for cis folks to engage with the broad range of issues facing trans communities.

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