Afzaal family

Organizers of rained-out Afzaal vigil to post speeches online

Organizers of Monday’s vigil for the Afzaal family that was rained out 15 minutes after it began are planning to make the rest of the evening’s program available online. “We’re actually in the process of making plans to record the speeches we didn’t get to (Monday) evening,” said Selma Tobah, one of the organizers with […]

PHOTOS: Remembering a family, taking a stand

Community events continue Monday to mark the one-year anniversary of the deaths of four members of London’s Afzaal family in an attack police said was motivated by anti-Muslim hate. Here’s a selection of photos by Free Press journalists from the events that also called on the community to stand against Islamophobia.   

Memorial for Afzaals unveiled at vigil cut short by storm

After falling off-and-on since the late afternoon, the rain began in earnest at the corner of Hyde Park and South Carriage roads in Hyde Park just before 7 p.m. Within 15 minutes, the downpour had turned torrential and the evening vigil planned to honour the memory of the Afzaals – who have come to be […]

PHOTOS: Honouring a family, taking a stand

Community events continue Monday to mark the one-year anniversary of the deaths of four members of London’s Afzaal family in an attack police said was motivated by anti-Muslim hate. Here’s a selection of photos by Free Press journalists from the events that also called on the community to stand against Islamophobia.   

Afzaal memorial events: Anti-Islamophobia workshops planned Tuesday, Wednesday

Six days of community events in London to honour the Afzaal family continue Tuesday and Wednesday with special workshops: TUESDAY: Anti-Islamophobia workshop (open to the public, registration required) What: Open conversation and in-person workshop about Islam and Muslims, titled Islamophobia: Recognize, Resist, Respond. Organized by the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration, Islamic […]

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