Commemorating Our London Family Across Canada: Marking The One Year Anniversary After the Murder of Members of the Afzaal FamilyWritten by Making Headlines
June 6, 2022 marks the one year anniversary of the murder of four members of the Afzaal family in London, Ontario.
The Afzaal family was taking an evening stroll when they were struck down at the intersection of Hyde Park Road and South Carriage Road.
Salman Afzaal, 46, his 44-year-old wife, Madiha Salman, their 15-year-old daughter, Yumna, and her 74-year-old grandmother, Talat Afzaal, were killed.
The couple's nine-year-old son was seriously hurt but survived.
Nathaniel Veltman, 21, is facing four counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder, and associated terrorism charges. Veltman's trial begins on Sept. 5, 2023, with 12 weeks set aside for the proceedings. The trial will be presided by Justice Renee M. Pomerance.
June 3: Imagine A World Without Islamophobia For Muslim Youth Ages 15 to 22 organized by the Manitoba Islamic Association
June 13: We Remember #OurLondonFamily: Islamophobia A Conversation with Dr. Monia Mazigh organized by the Manitoba Islamic Association
Surrey, British Columbia
Other Ways to Show Support
Wear the green and purple ribbon that is the official symbol of remembrance of Our London Family.
Donate Sadiqah Jaariyah to Islamic Relief Canada to preserve Yumna Afzaal's mural at London Islamic School, commemorating her passion for art and change. Your support will additionally fund an arts program for youth in London, keeping Yumnah’s legacy of creativity alive. Donate online here
Write a Letter to #OurLondonFamily: Submit letters addressed to members of the Afzaal family online here
Post your thoughts and feelings about Islamophobia in the wake of the one year anniversary of the murder of members the Afzaal family on Padlet organized by Abrar Trauma and Mental Health online here