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👈 The National Council of #Canadian #Muslims
(NCCM) celebrated the contributions of Canadian Muslims at a gala dinner held in #Toronto
on Saturday evening.
The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Alaa Murabit who offered some candid advice to the audience about the role of Canadian Muslims. “We need to be better at working with others,” Dr. Murabit told the audience. “We can’t only speak up when something affects the #Muslim
community.” “We can’t expect others to speak up for us if we don’t speak up for others.” Alaa Murabit is a medical doctor, a #UN
High-Level Commissioner on Health Employment & Economic Growth, one of 17 Global Sustainable Development #Goals
Advocates, and a MIT #Media
Lab Director’s Fellow.
Alaa’s TED Talk “What my #religion
really says about women” was selected as the TED Talk of the Day and one of four moving TED Talks you should watch right now by The #NewYork
Dr. Murabit spoke of her personal experience growing up in the #Saskatoon
and within the local Muslim community. “I never found comfort in the mosque but I found it in the hospital,” she said. “In the hospital people were always praying and it was there I found spirituality.” “We’ve significant #challenges
in our community that we need to talk about,” she added. “I was told by my community not to be so vocal.” “Our community supports us, once the general community supports us.” Murabit completed high school in Saskatoon, #Canada
at the age of 15 Alaa and moved to Zawia, Libya where she enrolled in medical #school
and founded VLW at the age of 21.
With a strong focus on challenging societal and cultural norms and utilizing traditional and historical role #models
she #champions #women’s
participation in peace processes and conflict mediation.
Her programs, such as the groundbreaking “Noor Campaign” are replicated internationally.
A number of #awards
were presented during the evening to individuals who stood up for the rights of children within the school boards.
region’s Charline Grant and Garth Bobb and the #Peel
District School Board were recognized ‘for standing up for the dignity CONTINUE READING 👇👇👇