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Bias and Belonging: Being Muslim in Ottawa

CBC Ottawa host Lucy van Oldenbarneveld moderated a special town hall event Tuesday called Bias and Belonging — a discussion on being Muslim in Ottawa.
Watch CBC Ottawa's special town hall on being Muslim in the city 1:39:23

CBC Ottawa host Lucy van Oldenbarneveld moderated a special town hall event Tuesday called Bias and Belonging — a discussion on being Muslim in Ottawa.

The sold-out event at Ben Franklin Place is now viewable online as streamable content (click video above).

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In conjunction with the event, CBC Radio One programs Ottawa Morning and All In A Day and CBC News Ottawa at 5, 5:30 & 6 on CBC TV have been running features and interviews exploring a number of issues.

Click on the links below to hear and see more stories from CBC Ottawa:

Being Muslim in Ottawa

Hear three stories on how different people define what it means to be Muslim. Click to listen  to stories from recent converts as well as a group of women who have broken away from the traditional mosques.

And hear about how changing demographics and a multitude of countries of origin have made defining "the Muslim community " even more difficult.

Bias and belonging

Listen  to the story of how of a cultural misstep led the parents of a nine-year-old boy to switch schools, and listen to how Muslim parents CBC spoke to would have handled the situation differently.

Finding their voice

Hear from three Muslim artists  who use poetry and comedy and photography to define their community and communicate with a broader audience.

Ask a Muslim

All in a Day took your questions and got members of the local Muslim community to respond. Listen here.