The Mosaic Institute
July 16, 2020

Panel Discussion: "The Mosque" and Islamophobia in Canada


As recent events have compelled us all to look inwards, and have difficult but necessary conversations about race, religion, and our relationships with one another, we look to film as an entry point for conversation. Presented in partnership with Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, "The Mosque" takes us inside the small Muslim community of Quebec City in the wake of the 2017 shooting that devastated their lives and families. Follow survivors as they navigate their place in Quebec society and fight to shift the narrative around Islamophobia in Canada. Through a highly personal and human lens, this documentary helps break down the concept of “otherness” to build a better way forward.

Once you’ve watched the film,view our live expert panel that will center around breaking down divisions and bringing communities together.

The Mosaic Institute is a think-and-do tank which brings together people, communities, and nations to advance pluralism and reduce conflict. This project is part of Mosaic’s work on race relations in Ontario.

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