On Friday, March 24th, Brandon University will be partnering with Westman Immigrant Services and the Brandon Islamic Centre to host the event Walking Forward With Muslims.
Walking Forward With Muslims, will explore Islamic culture and what it means to be Muslim in Canada. Additionally, the event aims to address the myths and misconceptions that have been perpetuated through the media.
The event will feature two short films as well as an open and peaceable panel discussion hosted by Brandon University’s very own Associate Professor in Anthropology, Dr. Emma Varley. This panel will include Brandon University and Assiniboine Community College faculty members as well as community members and students.
The two short films include Keep Moving Forward – Resisting Islamophobia and Building Solidarity Through Cyberactivism, and Letter to a Terrorist. Keep Moving Forward was created by Brandon University Alumni Meghan Cronkite as part of the International and Intercultural Communications program at Royal Roads University. Her film was also screened at Westman Immigrant Services back in November. Cronkite will be present at the event. Letter to a Terrorist was produced by Ayet Mneina in response to the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, Lebanon, and Turkey. Mneina is a Winnipeg filmmaker.
This event is free to all, and will be held in Harvest Hall from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Light refreshments will also be provided.
Republished from The Quill print edition, Volume 107, Issue 26, March 21, 2017.