(ST. LOUIS, MO, 9/10/2015) — On Sunday, September 13, more than 1,000 people are expected to take part in a â€œBring Them Hereâ€ march to raise awareness and urge elected officials to bring Syrian refugees to the St. Louis area.
Sponsors of the march include Missouri Immigration and Refugee Advocates (MIRA), the Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC), the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis (IFGSTL), St. Louis Veterans for Peace, and the St. Louis chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-St. Louis).
WHAT:Â Bring Them Here March: Syrian Refugees
WHEN:Â Sunday September 13, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE:Â The Delmar Loop, The rally will be held in the parking lot behind Ciceroâ€™s Pizza,Â 6691 Delmar, St. Louis MO 63130
CONTACT: CAIR-St. Louis Executive Director Faizan Syed, 636-207-8882, 314-330-2946,Â email@example.com
â€œAmerica has historically taken in half of the worldâ€™s total refugee population, but have only resettled 1,400 Syrian refugees,â€ said CAIR-St. Louis Executive Director Faizan Syed. â€œWe believe the United States should resettle 65,000 Syrians to America and specifically to St. Louis.â€
The humanitarian crisis in Syria is the worst since World War II. Some 250,000 people have been killed and more than 11 million people are either internally or externally displaced. Hundreds of thousands are making the perilous land and sea journey to Europe in the hope of building a better future.
In the 1990s, St. Louis became the new home for tens of thousands of Bosnian refugees fleeing genocide and persecution in Europe. Today, St. Louis has the largest population of Bosnians outside of Bosnia and Turkey.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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