Performance | Across the Veil

Performance part of UW hate crimes forum

The MT Space is pleased to be performing Across the Veil at the University of Waterloo's Hate Crimes Forum. Across the Veil has been receiving tremendous audience reviews from all across Ontario. We welcome you to experience this performance and to be active participants in this special forum.

Please see the details below and RSVP to Farida with an email to: or call (905) 270-6252.

Date & Time:

Saturday, September 27, 2008 | 1:00pm
the conference takes place 10:00am - 3:00pm


Arts Lecture Hall Complex, University of Waterloo

About the performance:

In partnerships with the Centre for Community Based Research and the Somali Muslim Association of Etobicoke, The MT Space (as part of our Theatre For Social Change program) originally presented Across the Veil, at the Somali Muslim Hate Crime Summit on July 12, 2008. This play was based on the observations and stories of members from the Somali-Muslim Community in Toronto to depict incidences of hate crimes and social injustices taking place in Canada.

"Toronto's black and Muslim communities are among the most victimized groups."

(Toronto Police Service Hate/Bias Crime Statistical Report, 2006).

Included in these alarming statistics are only the Somali Muslim individuals who have reported crimes. Still, in our community, many hate incidents go undocumented and unaddressed because victims are often reluctant to talk with police, and too often, Somali Canadians are lacking in knowledge about Canadian laws, and about victim services.