CAIR-Chicago, along with a diverse coalition of over 30 organizations, is calling on area residents concerned about the humanitarian welfare of innocent civilians in Gaza to attend a mass rally to protest Israel’s attacks. Organizers are asking that thousands of participants take part to call on public officials to help stop Israeli aggression, restore the cease-fire and initiate peace negotiations in the Middle East during the coming year.
CAIR said in a statement this week, “Unfortunately, this unimaginable carnage is being carried out with the political support of our own government. Elected officials must stand up for justice and demand an end to Israeli war crimes.”
WHEN: Friday, January 9th, 3:30 PM
WHAT: March and rally calling for a cease fire and end to the massacre of innocent civilians
WHERE: Meeting at Dalay Plaza (50 W Washington St) and marching to the Israeli Consulate (111 E Wacker Dr)
SPONSORS: Coalition for Justice in Palestine (this Coalition consists of the Chicagoland Palestinian, Arab, Muslim, and Arab Church groups that formed when the attacks on Gaza began); and (list in formation): American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)-Chicago, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), ANSWER Chicago, Arab American Action Network (AAAN), Arab Jewish Partnership for Peace and Justice in the Middle East, Arab Student Union-Moraine Valley Community College, Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism (CCAWR), Chicago Islamic Center, Children of Palestine, Comite Anti-Militarizacion (CAMY), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-Chicago, Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), Fight Back! Newspaper, Guadalupe Mission-Little Village, International Solidarity Movement (ISM)-Chicago, Islamic Community Center of Illinois (ICCI), March 10th Movement, Mosque Foundation, Muslim American Society (MAS) Freedom Foundation, Muslim Student Association (MSA)-University of Chicago, National Boricua Human Rights Network, Palestine Solidarity Group (PSG)-Chicago, Palestine Humanitarian Aid Project (PHAP), Palestinian American Community Center, Peace Pledge-Chicago, St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)-DePaul University, SJP-Northwestern University (NU), SJP-University of Illinois-Champaign, SJP-University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), United Holy Land Fund (UHLF), United States Palestinian Community Network (USPCN)-Chicago, Wright College Students for Peace and Justice