Each of these upcoming events are extremely important ways to stand up against the growing wave of Islamophobia, especially as 9/11 approaches and the controversy over the Islamic Cultural Center being built near Ground Zero continues to build. We hope you'll be able to join us at at least one of the following events:
* please note: these first two events fall on Shabbat. Generally JVP does not endorse events on Shabbat, but given the immovable nature of the dates and the urgency of the issue, we've made an exception in this case.
Sept 10th, Candlelight Vigil, sponsored by the Coalition for American Values. JVP has endorsed this effort. Meet at the intersection of Church St. and Park Place at 7 PM. Wear white. Look for the JVP Banner to join our contingent.
September 11th, March and Rally. Assemble 1 PM at the East Side of City Hall (facing the Brooklyn Bridge) and the march will go to Church St. and Park Place. Look for the JVP Banner to join our contingent.
September 16th, 5:30-7:30 PM, in front of the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance, 226 E 42nd St, between 2nd and 3rd Aves. This event is co-sponsored by JVP, Jews Say No, JFREJ and American Jews for a Just Peace. The Museum of "Tolerance" just opened, yet they are opposed the Park 51 Mosque! Come join other local Jewish groups to say NO to Islamaphobia and Anti-Arab racism, and YES to dignity, respect, and tolerance for all religions, cultures and peoples.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!
P.S. Check out JVP's statement on Islamophobia here.