We’re very excited to be celebrating Islamic Heritage Month in October with special events and curated resources. We are thankful for our partner, the Coalition of Muslim Women Kitchener-Waterloo, as we work together to bring these resources to you.
PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Lunch & Learn: The History of Muslims in Canada
Join historian Hassam Munir on Friday, October 22nd from 12-1pm for an informative ‘Lunch and Learn’ event as he talks about the history of Muslims in Canada (Hint: Muslims have been part of this country longer than you may think!).
To learn more and register for these events, click here.
With our Diverse Voices staff-curated lists, we hope you will discover new books (and films too!) which could be a starting point in learning more about and celebrating our diverse community. This specially-curated list highlights Muslim Voices.
MOVIES & DOCUMENTARIES
There are many great movies and documentaries that help celebrate and share Muslim voices, including:
- 14 & Muslim
- The Sultan and the Saint
- Islam 101
- Ramadan Experience
- 1000 Inventions and the Library of Secrets
The Across Her Table Podcast by Mifrah Abid features interviews with remarkable Canadian women with immigrant roots and how they are enriching the social narrative in Canada.
Using their blog, the Creating Cultural Competancies initiative provides educators with resources to actively confront and dismantle Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism in schools and classrooms.
The Muslim on the Airplane is a Tedx Talk by Syrian-American poet Amal Kassir on how to solve ever-deepening ethnic divides.