On July 24th Community Members Will Gather to Remember Abdirahman Abdi, One Year After His Tragic DeathWritten by Justice for Abdirahman
STANDING TOGETHER: Community gathers to remember Abdirahman Abdi, one year after his tragic death.
(Ottawa, ON): July 24th, 2017 marks one year since the death of Abdirahman Abdi. The Ottawa community will gather in Somerset Square Park for an interfaith event entitled: Standing Together to remember Abdirahman Abdi and to show solidarity with the family of a man whose life was unjustly taken in our city.
When: Monday July 24th, 2017; 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Somerset Square Park, 2 Spadina Ave. Ottawa, ON.
Why: The purpose of this event is to provide a space for community healing and remembrance to those impacted by the tragic death of Abdirahman Abdi. This event also offers solidarity with the Abdi family who has recently learned they must endure another two year delay in the commencement of the criminal trial on the loss of their son.
Key Attraction: The event will be centred on the unveiling of a plaque presented by concerned citizens in memory of Abdirahman. The plaque will be placed at the entrance of 55 Hilda St. where Abdirahman lost his life.
The Justice for Abdirahman (JFA) Coalition (“the Coalition”) is a group formed within days of Mr. Abdi’s death. The Coalition is based in Ottawa and supported by local and national advocacy groups. The Coalition’s objectives are to obtain greater transparency, challenge racial inequity, increase support for mental health needs and bring positive change to our law enforcement institutions. The Coalition asserts that fairness, transparency and accountability in our law enforcement institutions are critical to ensuring all of our safety and security.
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