Addressing Islamophobia: Honouring Our London Family

Dr. Ingrid Mattson

On June 6, 2022, Londoners came together to recognize the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attack that took the lives of four members of the Afzaal family. At London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), we held a special event to honour Our London Family while reflecting on the realities of Islamophobia and our own role in addressing it. 

Our staff, physicians, learners and volunteers were joined by two special guest speakers – Haroon Siddiqui (Editorial Page Editor Emeritus, Toronto Star) and Dr. Ingrid Mattson (London & Windsor Chair of Islamic Studies at Huron University College at Western University) – who shared learnings on Islamophobia, its history and our collective role in opposing hate.

Recognizing the critical importance of this discussion, we are sharing the event recording with our community. Watch the recording below.

To learn more about community events and resources honouring Our London Family, please visit the City of London website