The Library Executive Committee would like to invite all members of our community to join Library staff at the We Are All UWaterloo vigil and rally on Tuesday January 31, 2017 to mourn the victims in Quebec City, and to stand in solidarity for peace and freedom. The vigil will begin at 12 pm on the Arts Quad in front of Dana Porter Library.
There will be a second vigil with the UW Muslim Students Association in the Student Life Centre at 7:30 pm.
The University of Waterloo Library is committed to supporting intellectual and personal freedoms throughout our broad and diverse community. It is our mission to provide safe spaces, access to information, and to foster information literacy and intellectual curiosity. We value inclusion, accessibility, equity and cooperation.
From the We Are All UWaterloo Facebook event page:
Students, faculty, and staff, stunned and deeply saddened by the murder of Muslim worshipers at the Grande Mosquée de Québec, and appalled by events unfolding now in the United States, will gather tomorrow, Tuesday, 31 January, at noon on the Arts Quad of the University of Waterloo campus, and then again at 7:15 in the Student Life Centre to express our sorrow, as well as our support for our Muslim peers, colleagues, students, across Canada and around the world.
The noon vigil will include time for mourning together in silence. as well as speeches by community members impacted by recent events.
The UW Muslim Student Association vigil and prayers will begin at 7:15 with words of support, prayers for victims at 7:25, and evening prayers in Arabic at 7:30.
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