Iranian Canadians gathered in Mel Lastman Square on Sept. 14 to condemn the execution of Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari in Iran.
York University show banned film Persepolis with the aim of opening discussions of women’s rights in Iran.
This is the Toronto Babel, where people gather to expose themselves to different cultures and learn different languages. “[The Toronto Babel’s] goal is to practice whatever language you are interested in…We do not discriminate against other languages. It is a multi-language group,” said Anna Shalaginova, the co-organizer of the meet-up at the Rivoli.
Mohamed Tobar arrived in Canada just five months ago, yet he’s already practising his democratic right of freedom to assemble, a right he says he didn’t have in his home country Egypt.
At the age of 18, Yeganeh Dadui knew two things: one, that she was a lesbian; and two, even though she had just come to Canada from Iran, Toronto had a LGBT community she could…