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October is Islamic Heritage Month

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Categories: Great Things, Happenings @ TDSB

a poster recognizing Islamic Heritage Month in the TDSB with the theme Reflect, Celebrate, Learn

Islamic Heritage Month poster with the quote from Rumi: You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in one drop. It includes graphics of people wearing masks an says: it takes everyone to do their part. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

At the Toronto District School Board, Islamic Heritage Month is proudly recognized during the month of October. On June 22, 2016, the TDSB passed a motion to recognize Islamic Heritage Month in October. Subsequently, in 2016, the province of Ontario established October as Islamic History Month (IHM) through the Islamic Heritage Month Act, “proclaiming a month to be Islamic Heritage Month in Ontario will provide all Ontarians, both today and in future generations, with an opportunity to reflect, celebrate and learn about the rich and longstanding Islamic history in the Province and the diverse roles and contributions of Muslim people in communities across Ontario. This new understanding will in turn help combat anti-Islamic sentiment.

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