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The annual Islam Awareness Week at Carleton University began Monday. The image is from a video filmed by Clare Rayment.

Islam Awareness Week seeks unity after New Zealand shootings

After the mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand last Friday, Carleton’s Muslim Students’ Association is coming together together to emphasize peace during Islam Awareness Week (March 18-22) at the school.

There are daily events each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the University Centre Atrium, with different activities taking place such as guest speakers, a henna table, a calligraphy table, an arts and crafts table and a photo booth.

Organizers say the goal is to address misconceptions and stereotypes while raising awareness of the beliefs and values pertaining to Islam in a collaborative and positive way.

Donations will go towards supporting the crisis in Yemen.

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