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Kingston WritersFest panel shines light on on-going Afghan refugee crisis

The 13th annual Kingston WritersFest included a pertinent international issue as part of its virtual event, The Big Idea: Addressing a Crisis, discussing the ongoing crisis of Afghans seeking new homes while escaping violence in their previous ones.  The virtual panel discussion was held over Zoom from 6:30 to 8

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Refuge Canada exhibit on loan to PumpHouse Museum

This summer and fall, the PumpHouse Steam Museum will proudly host  ‘Refuge Canada,’ an exhibition on loan from the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Opening Tuesday, Jul. 20, 2021, the fully-bilingual exhibit dives into Canada’s place within the current global refugee crisis, while bringing to light the challenges

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Muslim community petitions for mosque bus stop

Members of Kingston’s Muslim community have launched an online petition asking Kingston Transit to commit to providing the city’s only mosque with a bus stop.  “It’s been [many] years, and we need that bus stop,” said Sawsan Mohammed, an advocate appointed by the Islamic Society of Kingston (ISK) to spearhead

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Learn about other cultures by doing something meaningful this holiday season

“Befriending newcomers is such a rewarding experience and I feel I am doing something really worthwhile and purposeful,” said Jackie Hassefras, a KEYS family team volunteer. During the month of December, KEYS Job Centre will welcome 45 people from a variety of countries including Libya, Somalia, Syria, Iraq and Eritrea.

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