RIS 2018: Reviving the Islamic Spirit Conference Highlights Muslim Canadian TalentWritten by Chelby Daigle
Muslim Canadian novelists, stand-up comedians, musical groups, social media influencers, and photographers participated in this year's Reviving the Islamic Spirit Conference in Toronto, Ontario.
RIS 360 was a creative expression and performance stage in the Heart of the Reviving the Islamic Spirit Conference with live discussions and live performances from local and international artists.
Some of these artists will also be participating in RIS's Youth Program.
Somali Canadian photographer Yasin Osman, winner of the MAX Gala Artist of the Year Award for 2018, ran a workshop on photography for youth.
Check out a profile of Yasin Osman's community photography project below:
Egyptian Canadian Social Media Influencer Sara Sabry spoke on a panel about "Social Media, Fame, and Muslim Representation" along with Yasin.
Check out this interview by Montreal-based fashion design house balbea (formerly Mode-ste) with Sara Sabry online below:
The following is a list of some of the Muslim Canadians who participated in RIS programs this year:
- ADAWA (formerly Ali Islam) ADAWA (formerly Ali Islam)
- Azfar Ali Azfar Ali
- Dawud Wharnsby Dawud Wharnsby
- Iron Crescent Iron Crescent
- Mustaqeem Mustaqeem
- S. K. Ali S. K. Ali
- Sara Sabry Sara Sabry
- Uzma Jalaluddin Uzma Jalaluddin
- Xulf Ali Xulf Ali
- Yasin Osman Yasin Osman
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