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Discussion & Interfaith Iftar: Solitary Confinement & Mental Health

Apr 19th 2018
6:00 pm

Discussion & Interfaith Iftar: Solitary Confinement & Mental Health

In partnership with the Justice for Soli campaign, Noor Cultural Centre is hosting this interfaith iftar dinner to raise community awareness about practices of solitary confinement, and the treatment of people with mental health issues in the Canadian prison system.
The Justice for Soli campaign was started to seek accountability for the death of Soleiman Faqiri, a 30-year-old man who died in Central East Correctional Centre (Lindsay, Ontario) in December 2016. Faqiri had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, and had been held in solitary confinement for eleven days before his death.
Soleiman suffered from a mental illness. He needed a bed and a doctor, instead he got handcuffs and fists– Justice for Soli campaign
Panel Discussion | 6:30 pm
Iftar (Fast-Breaking) Dinner (vegetarian) | 8:45 pm
Yusuf Faqiri | Soleiman’s older brother
Yasin Dwyer | Muslim chaplain, Ryerson University; former Correctional Services Canada chaplain
Aseefa Sarang| Executive Director, Across Boundaries – An Ethnoracial Mental Health Centre
Paul Champ | Human rights lawyer; co-counsel in Christina Jahn case (meant to eliminate the use of solitary confinement for inmates with mental illness)
Date: Wednesday May 23, 2018
Time: Doors open at 6:00 pm
Tickets: $15 (with accommodations for those who are unwaged). Click here to purchase.
Purchase Deadline: Monday May 21, 2018

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