The National Council of Canadian Muslims listed 70 instances of Islamophobic hate crimes that all happened in just one year; these included graffiti being sprayed on mosques, people shouting slurs on public transit, and a bomb threat at Concordia University in Montreal which was meant to “target Muslims.” These acts are not a recent phenomenon either. According to Statistics Canada, hate crimes against Muslims increased by a staggering 253 percent between 2012 and 2015. (Washington Post)
Join us for a unique on-stage talk show where we’ll explore how various creative individuals have devoted their time, energy, skills and resources to make their voices heard, change the narrative about Muslims, and stand up for our rights. You too, can be a part of these creative solutions. Allow us to show you how.
Beyond the on-stage talk show, our event will have a Nasheed performance, stand up comedy, art exhibit, networking session, sit down dinner and a dessert table!
Meet and Greet event during appetizers in the Art Exhibit area
On stage talk show
Sit down dinner
““What we don’t understand, we fear. What we fear, we judge as evil. What we judge as evil, we attempt to control. And what we cannot control… we attack.”
Often, the hate we receive as Muslims is rooted in fear. Fear of not correctly understanding who Muslims are. For the past 19 years, DawaNet has been a pioneer in demystifying myths about Islam and Muslims in Canada and helping the wider community see us for who we are – contributing members of society who celebrate art, entertainment and culture, all while holding our religious values close to us.
DawaNet aims to inspire Canadian Muslims to live faith, share heritage, and serve communities.
We envision Canadian Muslims building resilient communities and exemplary leaders.