It was an immense pleasure for the Humans for Peace Institution presented by its VP for public relation Ms Lilia Ait Mehdi to participate and speak at the Unity Tour’s Night of Empowerment (UMAH) on Saturday, March 17, 2018, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, on behalf of Humans for Peace.
UMAH organized Night of Empowerment events since 2013 as an effort to foster peace, harmony, and unity. The evening’s educational programme will feature speakers and facilitators that tackle and counter intolerance and Islamophobia. We strive to create spaces for courageous conversations that challenge prejudice and misconceptions. This effort is supported by the Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals (CAMP), the Muslim Students Association of Canada (MSA-AÉM), and the Own It Institute of Canada.
as a panelist Ms Lilia Ait Mehdi had to answer the following questions:
1. Over the past 15-20 years, what are your observations regarding xenophobia and Islamophobia in particular?
2. How can Muslim communities align with First Nations and indigenous communities against systemic discrimination?
3. In Canada, is Islamophobia increasing or is Xenophobia changing?
4. With respect to women and women-identifying persons, how has Gender-Based Islamophobia impacted you, your friends, and your loved ones?
5. How do you view the Mosque massacre at Sainte-Foy, Quebec City? What does it mean to you?
6. Is sectarianism, or Muslim extremism, contributing to Islamophobia?
Ms Lilia Ait Mehdi also talked about Humans for Peace activities and massage, and show and example of how we try to make a difference in the community and spread peace without borders.