ACTION ALERT: On Friday 8/17, Vigil Against Islamophobia

[UPDATE: Due to weather, the vigil was rescheduled for FRIDAY, 8/17, 5pm. These changes are reflected below]

In response to the recent violence against the Chicagoland Muslim community (shooting at mosque in Morton Grove and home-made bomb thrown at an Islamic day school in Lombard), JCUA, the Muslim community and our interfaith allies will be holding a vigil to express our concern.

When: Friday,  8/17, 5:00PM
Where: Downtown Chicago, corner of Congress and Michigan.

Judy Levey, JCUA’s CEO, will be speaking at the vigil . Earlier this week Levey was quoted in the Chicago Tribune saying: “”Our own Jewish historical experience of being a minority has taught us of the dangers of stereotyping and demonization a vulnerable community. The Jewish community must not, and will not, stay silent.”
Please join us as we take this important stand against hate and bigotry.
“How many disasters do we have to go through in order to realize that all of humanity has a stake in the liberty of one person; whenever one person is offended, we are all hurt. What begins as inequality of some inevitably ends as inequality of all” (Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel)
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