Rising Threats to the Social, Economic and Political Well Being
the Westin Airport Hotel, Calgary, Alberta.
On February 15, 2020 Canadian Muslims for Peace and Justice held a day seminar on "Rising Threats to the Social, Economic and Political Well Being of Canadian Muslim at the Westin Airport Hotel, Calgary, Alberta.
The Speakers were:
The seminar was attended by about a hundred Canadian Muslim in Calgary, particularly Muslim youth. Participants became more aware of the rising threats from the Alt Right racist groups in Canada. The seminar ended with a focused question and answer session.
This was the first ever event organized by the CMPJ. The speakers were well informed about the subjects they addressed. Participants and the speakers thanked CMPJ for organizing a very informative and timely seminar.
- Ms. Laili Yazdani, MA. Organization for the Prevention of Violence (OPV), Edmonton, Alberta. Ms. Yazdani has collaborated with Professor John McCoy, of the University of Alberta in the research of the rise of Alt Right groups in Alberta. Prof. McCoy acts as the Executive Director of the OPV. She spoke of the threats from the Alt Right Racist Groups and the threats they pose to the well being of minorities in Canada and their activities in Alberta.
- Mr. Mustafa Farooq, Executive Director of the national Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM). He spoke about the rising incidents and cases of violence against Muslims in Canada and the role of NCCM in Muslim advocacy against such trends.
- Imam Fayaz Tilly of the Muslim Council of Calgary (MCC) spoke about how Canadian Muslims should respond by becoming productive and a well integrated part of the main stream Candian society.