Discover the activities organized at the Pierrefonds library for the whole family, from 25 to 31 January 2020, under the theme “Getting to know each other”.
From January 25 to January 31, the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro is organizing two free activities at the Pierrefonds library under the theme “Getting to know each other” to mark the Day of Remembrance and Action against Islamophobia and all forms of discrimination, and Muslim Awareness Week. This initiative from the Borough Council is meant to be a unifying event that reflects our inclusive and supportive community.
Raising awareness about the need to respect differences
This event is a follow-up to the mayor’s commitment, with the support of his Borough Council, to mark annually the “Day of Remembrance and Action Against Islamophobia and All Forms of Discrimination”, in order not only to perpetuate the memory of the 6 Canadian-Muslim victims of the January 29, 2017 attack, but also to raise public awareness about the need to respect differences.
Here in Pierrefonds-Roxboro, we are committed to respecting differences and continually organize events to raise awareness and prevent discrimination and violence (on the basis of religion, gender, race, sexual orientation, and disability). It is through initiatives of this type that we will succeed together in eliminating hate crimes and maintaining the peace and harmony that prevails in our Borough.
The entire population is invited to attend a free lecture to be given by the author/lecturer, Radoune Bnou-Nouçair, about his most recent book “Les musulman au Québec: entre Stigmatisation et intégration” (Muslims in Quebec: Between Stigmatization and Integration). During this exchange, ways to promote living together will be shared. See Facebook event page for all details.
Saturday, January 25, 2020
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Free and open to all | No registration required
Special exhibition ”Getting to know each other”
The Pierrefonds library will host from January 25 to January 31, a special exhibition with a selection of books and various documents (movies, CDs, comic books) on the theme of discrimination, racism, cultural diversity, and the different social communities that make up Quebec’s population. This selection for all ages (children, teens, adults) will provide an opportunity to learn more about the achievements, contributions, aspirations and concerns of each and everyone.
Saturday, January 25 to Friday, January 31
Accessible at all times / Free
Participate in large numbers, and together let’s get to know each other better!