Vigil Brings together 150 People to Honour Soleiman and Call for Justice
Humber College - Jan 11
UTSC- Jan 12
First of 2 stops on a Toronto speaking tour on Islamophobia, Mental Health and Racism at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus. Joined by Ahmad Habhab, a Canadian citizen of Lebanese background speaking about his experience with the criminal justice system. Organized and sponsored by OPIRG Toronto, Scarborough Campus Student’s Union, and the UTSC Muslim Student Association.
UofT St. George- Jan 18
2nd stop of the Toronto speaking tour. Yusuf speaks in front of a crowd at the University of Toronto St. George campus sharing Soli’s story.
Ottawa U- February 16
Yusuf Faqiri, joined by human rights lawyer Paul Champ, speaking at the University of Ottawa to students about what happened to Soli and the problems currently existing in our criminal justice system. Organized and sponsored by the Student Federation at the University of Ottawa and the Carleton University Muslim Student Association
Ontario Federation of Labour- Feb 21
Yusuf spoke at the OFL’s Human Rights Strategic Session meeting to share Soli’s story and offer insights into what needs to be done to see a change
UTM- February 27
Yusuf was joined by Imam Ibrahim Hindy and Rabia Khedr at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus to talk about mental health, disability rights and the Justice for Soli cause. Organized by the UTM Muslim Student Association and the Afghan Student Association at UTM
One Love Gala- March 3
Yusuf Faqiri, brother of Soleiman Faqiri and advocate for the Justice for Soli campaign accepted the Malcom X Social Justice Award given by the founders of the One Love Gala along with one of our main executive members. Successful stories of ex-inmates were celebrated.