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Mark this day for friendship, solidarity and peace!
Join us for this annual multifaith gathering. The picnic (complementary vegan meal) begins at 6pm followed by a program at 6:45pm. Both are hosted by American Muslim Voice in partnership with MVPJ and others. This year there will be just ONE PROGRAM with prayers and words for peace from diverse faith traditions, music, singing and children's choirs.
SPECIAL SPEAKER: Gloria Williams* from September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows (family members who lost a loved one on 9/11/01).
RSVP: While the event is free, we need to know if you are coming so we can plan our food and set-up accordingly. PLEASE RSVP using this Eventbrite link.
Are you available to help? Please click here to fill out our volunteer form.
Everyone is welcome!
Sponsored by Multifaith Voices for Peace & Justice and American Muslim Voice.
If your community, congregation or organization would like to co-host, contact Diana Gibson at email@example.com.
*Our special speaker, Gloria Williams, is a member of the September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows flying from her home in New York to be with us this day. Her brother-in-law, Vernon Paul Cherry, was one of many heroic firefighters who died at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, risking their own lives to save others by sheperding building occupants to safety.
Gloria and her late husband lived and raised their family in multicultural communities. They were horrified at the intolerance leveled at the Muslim community after 9/11/01. They committed themselves to fight this injustice and hatred just as they fought the injustice and hatred they faced as African Americans. Gloria has long been active in the struggles for social justice and firmly believes in peaceful solutions to conflict as opposed to war. She holds that "racial and religious intolerance has no place in this great country of ours. We must fight it and continue to reach our goal of 'Peaceful Tomorrows.'"
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." -- the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., April 16, 1963.