The Youth Coalition Combating Islamophobia is organizing two major events in the commemoration of the June 6th 2021 attacks. The first as a solidarity march held on Sunday, June 5th at 1pm. The event will begin at Oakridge Secondary School where speakers will address the crowd on the nature of Islamophobia and how it affects the lives of Muslims in Canada. This will be followed by a youth led march to the London Muslim Mosque.
The second event is a vigil on Monday, June 6th. This event is organized with the major Muslim organizations in London including the London Muslim Mosque, the Muslim Association of Canada, the Muslim Wellness Centre, the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration, and many others. The vigil will be at the crash site at the intersection of Hyde Park and South Carriage, beginning at 6:30pm. The focus of the vigil is community remembrance and healing.
Both events are open to the general public.
The YCCI is one of many organizations collaborating with the City of London on the commemoration of the June 6th 2021 attacks. Please find the full list of events here: https://london.ca/our-london-family
The Youth Coalition Combating Islamophobia (YCCI) is a youth led organization in London, Ontario created in the aftermath of the June 6th 2021 terrorist attack killing the Afzaal family. The YCCI is made up uf the late Yumnah Afzaal’s friends, peers, along with involved community mentors, who want to lead and participate in combating Islamophobia.