The Council on American-Islamic Relations-Chicago and the American Friends Service Committee present a special event created and organized by HumanThread, a Pilsen-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting peace and inspiring actions that build a just society. The 9/11 Primer will memorialize 9/11 and reaffirm the role of artists as peacemakers.
Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson will participate in an event that will present speakers, spoken word performers, music and art. The event will weave together the history of peacemakers, incorporate readings of works from Thoreau, Tolstoy, Jane Addams, Gandhi, King, Ikeda, and more.
The event was attended by hundreds of Muslims and friends and neighbors of other faith backgrounds from the surrounding churces, temples, and institutions. A number of public officials were also in attendance. This was one of the best attended iftars and most diverse to date.
It’s been five years since the September 11th attacks.
Editor: In commemorating the third anniversary of 9/11, our grief as American-Muslims is twofold.
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