miércoles, 20 de octubre de 2010

JVP: protesta contra la islamofobia del Centro Simon Wiesenthal

PLEASE JOIN JEWS AGAINST ISLAMOPHOBIA

THIS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST

in front of the Museum of Tolerance at 226 E 42nd Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

TO MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD THAT THE SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER’S MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE IS NEITHER “TOLERANT” NOR AN APPROPRIATE SITE FOR UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMS!

Jews Against Islamophobia is gathering weekly in front of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance New York to demand that it support Park51 and oppose Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism. Simon Wiesenthal Center leadership is also violating international law and human rights principles by building a Museum of Tolerance on top of the Mamilla cemetery in Jerusalem, resulting in the desecration of an historic Muslim burial ground.

As part of its Midday Forum Programme, the United Nations University Office at the UN, New York (UNU-ONY), in association with the Dag Hammerskjold Foundation, is holding an event entitled Can CitizenAction Save the World? at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance on Thursday, October 21st (1:15-2:45 p.m.). In announcing this event, the U.N. University thanks the Simon Wiesenthal Center - New York Tolerance Center and describes the Simon Wiesenthal Center as “fostering tolerance and understanding through community involvement, educational outreach and social action.”

THE SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER’S MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE IS NEITHER “TOLERANT” NOR AN APPROPRIATE SITE FOR UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMS!

We demand that the leaders of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and its Museum of Tolerance be held accountable for promoting Islamophobia and insist that they uphold their stated mission of “promoting respect and mutual understanding.”

We will provide signs and have a handout for passers-by.

Jews Against Islamophobia is a coalition of four Jewish groups — American Jews for a Just Peace, Jewish Voice for Peace, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, Jews Say No! — that have formed a network to add a strong Jewish voice to the other efforts challenging Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism. We will also confront Jewish institutions and organizations that promote Islamophobia through their words or actions.
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OCTOBER 26, 5:30 PM: SAY NO TO STOLEN BEAUTY, DON'T BUY AHAVA COSMETICS
Protest action at Ricky's NY at 107 Montague Street in Brooklyn
between Henry & Hicks. (Nearest Subway: Borough Hall)
Join Brooklyn for Peace, CODEPINK NYC, Adalah-NY, Jews Say No, Jewish Voice for Peace and other groups to help take the profit out of occupation and work towards a just peace in Palestine/Israel. More information:

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