Remember January 29

Do you remember January 29?

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January 2018

#RememberJan29

I don’t remember really remember the night itself but I remember the morning after. I left my house around 10am in the morning and walked my usual route to Lansdowne subway station. It was a crisp, bright morning if I… Continue Reading →

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I don’t remember

I don’t remember exactly where I was when I heard. I do remember thinking that this isn’t supposed to happen in Canada. At least not the Canada I thought I lived it. But it did happen. So I suppose I… Continue Reading →

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Unsurprised and very sad

I remember coming home from work and my partner gave me the news. He was crying. I felt very sad, sad for the men and their families, sad at how I was unsurprised by it on a certain level. I… Continue Reading →

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#RemeberJan29

I am a Canadian that feels ashamed of being Canadian since the horrible massacre at the Quebec Mosque On January 29, 2017. When are we ever going to free from shame given how governments treat our Indigenous Peoples and now… Continue Reading →

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Nothing ever happens in Ste-Foy

I was sitting at home, just messing around on the Internet, when I read the news. There had been so much bad news coming from the US that weekend – the “Muslim ban” in the US and other news related… Continue Reading →

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shocked

I was home, and that night I had decided to take a relaxed night to myself before the busy work/school week, and shut myself away from the news and the internet, because the news had been very exhausting and depressing… Continue Reading →

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Why does it feel like it’s been more than a year?

I remember that I was just about to go to bed (it was a school night) and something I saw online about the shooting prompted me to search for news on CBC. I remember sitting on the carpet in the… Continue Reading →

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Are we truly strong and free?

I remember seeing a news broadcast first thing in the morning, on my way to work, barely yet conscious. I remember feeling shocked, outraged, disappointed. In the wake of the election of the most openly bigoted and xenophobic US president,… Continue Reading →

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grieving when hate is met with hate

#RememberJan29 my strongest memories of January 29, when 6 Muslim men were shot in the back by a white shooter in Quebec, revolve around the horror of the murders and of reactions. First, that people were attacked during prayer, in… Continue Reading →

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Serving my fellow canadians

I am a physician. On Jan 29 I was doing the night shift in the Cardiac Care Unit. I didn’t sleep that night. Rather I was looking after my neighbours who had suffered massive heart attacks and needed urgently care…. Continue Reading →

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University of Guelph

I was in my last semester of university when the shooting happened. I don’t remember where exactly I was that day and time but when I found out I remember feeling sick. Then feeling frozen. I didn’t know what I… Continue Reading →

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light is light

I went to a vigil with some friends, which found its way down to the waterfront. We were in a state of shock and sadness. It was wet and cold in Vancouver, much like today, but there were many people… Continue Reading →

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Deeply horrified and saddened

Yes, I #RememberJan29. I was at home with my husband and saw images on the TV. I felt then and feel today deeply horrified, saddened and sickened by these crimes in our country and throughout the world. My heart goes… Continue Reading →

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they want us to forget but we shall never forget

I was in my living room with my husband. We were excited because women had marched by the thousands for respect in Toronto. I marched with the thousands. I felt inspired by that. Then, Trump initiated the Muslim ban so… Continue Reading →

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I cried.

I was sitting in bed reading posts on Tumblr about the effect of the Women’s March and the muslim travel ban and I got a cbc news notification. I cried. I was sad for the victims and I was sad… Continue Reading →

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I remembered the Montreal Massacre

When I heard about the mosque shootings I thought, “This is for Muslims what the December 6, 1989 Montreal femicide was for me, a feminist sound engineer in Montreal. It is an extreme manifestation of the hostility that we feel… Continue Reading →

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I felt complicit

I remember hearing the news about the Quebec City mosque shooting, in a physical wave of shock and horror. Tears started pouring out as my mind immediately raced to Muslim friends and acquaintances. I thought of these loved ones with… Continue Reading →

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never forget

I #rememberjan29. I read the news when I woke up the next morning, and was in a state of shock the whole day, through the vigils and demos and leafleting in the snow as we gathered with candles in plastic… Continue Reading →

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I Remember

I #RememberJan29. I remember the acidity rising in my throat: body. I remember the panic I felt when I heard (false) reports that there were two shooters and that one was Muslim: aftermath. I remember thinking of my friend who… Continue Reading →

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To My Family

I don’t remember where I was when the news came to me. Not precisely. What I do remember was the feeling of a drop in my stomach, a hollowness in my throat, a tension that pulled upwards from my brow… Continue Reading →

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Grateful for this space

I heard later that evening, a notification on my phone before going to bed. I remember feeling the helplessness of watching this too familiar nightmare unfold again and then I reflected on the disbelief that I heard people expressing, that… Continue Reading →

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We Wept and Prayed

I put down my phone and took my wife’s hand to tell her the news. We wept and prayed.

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So saddened

I do not remember where I was but I know that I heard about the shooting on CBC Radio news. I am concerned about the hatred people have toward everything that they have no control or that they disagree. Yesterday… Continue Reading →

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News from home from far away

I’m from Ottawa, but when the Quebec City Mosque shooting happened, I was in Singapore, where my husband and I were temporarily located. When it’s night in Quebec City, it’s morning in Singapore. I was doing some freelance work on… Continue Reading →

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