(TULSA, OK, 1/16/16) â€“Â On Saturday, January 16 at 1pm, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will participate in the #HateFreeTulsa Peace Rally at the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park in Tulsa to show support for the Oklahoma Muslim community and to stand for peace. This rally is part of a larger movement to demonstrate interfaith solidarity in response to heightened anti-Muslim sentiment and hate crimes.
WHAT:Â #HateFreeTulsa Peace RallyÂ
WHEN:Â Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 1 PMÂ (Local Time)
WHERE:Â John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park,Â 321 N Detroit Ave, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120
MORE INFO:Â Â https://www.facebook.com/events/1675201072728903/
Two young Tulsans, Ishak Hossain and Farah Naqvi, organized this event, which is focused on amplifying the voices of the Tulsa community in order to speak out against Islamophobia, racism and xenophobia.
In partnership with The Peace Project and CAIR-OK, Hossain and Naqvi invite all community members to come show support and demonstrate solidarity with American Muslims. Signs will be provided.
This is the first #HateFreeTulsa event to take place. Similar events have been held in the OKC metro area since CAIR-OK launched the Hate Free initiative to promote building bridges of peace and understanding and to combat message of hate.
SEE: '#HateFreeOKC' Panel, Crowd Discuss Concerns About Bigotry in OklahomaÂ http://newsok.com/hatefreeokc-panel-crowd-discuss-concerns-about-bigotry-in-oklahoma/article/5458775
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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CONTACT: CAIR-OK Operations Coordinator Anna Facci, 918-269-7924; CAIR-OK Civil Rights Director Veronica Laziure, 405-430-9877,Â firstname.lastname@example.org