Conference on encountering Islamophobia in Toronto, Canada
The Toronto and Regional Islamic Congregation, commonly referred to as TARIC Islamic Center, is holding its annual Family Summit on Islamophobia this weekend.
The summit themed, ‘Countering Islamophobia: Effective Strategies and Resources,’ will be held virtually and will be addressed by Muslim leaders, politicians, advocates and policymakers.
“Since Family Day was instituted in the Province of Ontario, the TARIC Islamic Centre has observed this holiday with various family activities, including, our famous family day brunch. Pre-pandemic, an in-person family summit weekend became the format for observing Family Day,” said TARIC Islamic Centre Imam Shaykh Imran Ally in a statement online.
The three-day event will be streamed via zoom from February 18-20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Confirmed speakers include Imam Imran Ally, Dr. Munir El-Kassem, His Worship Patrick Brown, Dr. Katherine Bullock, Muneeb Nasir, Dr. Mohamed Fakih, Chief James Ramer, Iqra Khalid and Petra Alsoofy.
TARIC Islamic Center is one of the largest and oldest Islamic centers in the city of Toronto, which has a Muslim population of over 400,000.