Ryan Slobojan is the founder of the Push Back the Darkness Initiative.
Push Back the Darkness is an initiative to raise awareness across Canada about the negative, even deadly, impacts of hate and ignorance. This initiative will encourage people to put a light in their window on January 29, 2019, the second anniversary of the tragic mass shooting at the Quebec City Mosque in which six men were killed, many others were permanently injured, and 17 children were left fatherless. Further, communities will be encouraged to hold vigils, share stories, and teachins about racism and find collective ways to counter it.
Ryan Slobojan is the founder of the Push Back the Darkness initiative aimed at encouraging all Canadians to place a light in their windows at 8 pm on Tuesday, January 29th in commemoration of the victims of the Quebec Mosque Attack and as a sign of commitment to "push back the darkness" of ignorance and hate in Canada. The initiative has also helped to support the organizing of vigils in cities across Canada.
Ryan and his daughter Elisabeth had the chance to visit the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec on January 18th.