Islamic History Month Celebration

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Vancouver Public Library, Central Library

350 West Georgia Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

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Join Muslim and Indigenous artists and performers share in building relationships through a day of celebrating stories, art and culture.

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Every October, cities across Canada commemorate Islamic History Month. This provides an opportunity to reflect on, and celebrate, contributions of Muslim-Canadians to the communities they live in.

The SFU Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies (CCMS) is working with the Vancouver Public Library to host its second Islamic History Month Celebration on 5 October 2019 from 12:00-17:00.

This event was initiated by the City of Vancouver’s Cultural Communities Advisory Committee in 2018. This year we seek to make space within the celebration of this month to explore what it means to be Muslims in relationship with Indigenous communities.

Muslim communities have increasingly become the focus of negative public attention, and as we work to reclaim our narratives we also recognize that Indigenous communities have been facing similar struggles for generations. The diversity and positivity of Muslim art and cultural practices are not often highlighted, as is the case with Indigenous communities, which is why Islamic History Month provides a unique opportunity to showcase our local artists and performers, highlight the importance of telling our own stories and examine what it means to be on this land and in good relationship.

12:00 - Opening and Welcome (8th floor Grand Staircase)

Followed by snacks, poetry, storytelling, screenings, art workshops, exhibitions and more.

More information on venue, transit and parking here.

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Vancouver Public Library, Central Library

350 West Georgia Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

Canada

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