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CAIR-Sacramento Valley to host ‘A Night of Hope & Healing’ After New Zealand Attacks

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 3/20/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Sacramento Valley office (CAIR-SV), will co-host “A Night of Hope & Healing: A Community Gathering for New Zealand” on Saturday, March 23.
The Council of Sacramento Valley Islamic Organizations (COSVIO); the Sacramento State Muslim Student Association; the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Sacramento chapter; the Muslim American Society (MAS) – Social Services Foundation; and AMALA Youth Hotline are among the co-hosts of the event.
WHAT: A Night of Hope & Healing: A Community Gathering for New Zealand
WHEN: 5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 23
WHERE: Sacramento State Union Ballroom, 6000 J St., Sacramento
MORE INFO: Facebook event
CONTACT: CAIR-SV Communications Manager Kalin Kipling-Mojaddedi, kkipling@cair.com, 916-441-6269
The attacks on two Christchurch, New Zealand, mosques on Friday, March 15, left Muslims and many others worldwide reeling.
The gunman’s live video of the atrocity unfortunately circulated far and wide, and many in the Muslim community – including youths – have watched it.
Seasoned journalists who watched the video of the attack described it as one of the most traumatic videos they’ve ever seen.
In light of this, the evening will focus on healing after a major traumatic event and will include a spiritual message by Muslim faith leaders and crucial information and messages of healing from mental health experts. The event will also aim to promote unity and solidarity.
State and local leaders, including Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen, will be among those in attendance.
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