Vigil and Community Gathering – Trial regarding the death of Abdirahman Abdi

The Justice for Abdirahman Coalition, in collaboration with community partners and allies, will be holding a Vigil and Community gathering remembering the life of Abdirahman Abdi and to mark the beginning of the criminal trial resulting from his death. The event will be held on  Friday, February 1, 2019, from 6:45-9pm.

This community vigil is planned ahead of the trial which begins on February 4th, 2019, to offer a safe space for the community to congregate and mourn Abdi’s death and show support to the Abdi family.

Folks will gather at Somerset Square Park (2 Spadina Avenue) and walk to Bayview Yards (7 Bayview Rd) where there will be short speeches, prayers, and calls to action. Please note: those with accessibility needs can contact: muna.m@outlook.com

Organizers welcome all members of the public to this event.

Community Partners and Speakers List:

  • Jeff Leiper, City councillor for Kitchissippi Ward
  • Joel Harden, Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa-Center
  • Ahmed Khalil, Muslim Association of Canada
  • Rev Anthony Bailey, Parkdale United Church
  • Family Members
  • Community Artists
  • Hintonburg Community Association

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