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Rep. Ellison, CAIR-NY to Join 9/10 Vigil for American Values

Broad-based New York coalition will welcome Park51 proposal on eve of 9/11 anniversary

(NEW YORK, NY, 9/7/10) — On September 10, CAIR–NY will join New York Neighbors for American Values, a coalition of more than 80 civic, interfaith and civil rights groups, at a candlelight vigil on the eve of the anniversary of the 9/11 in support of religious freedom, diversity, equality, and the rights of American Muslims to build a community center at 51 Park Place.
The program will include music and words of wisdom from faith leaders and elected officials. [NOTE: Please wear white in solidarity, bring candles and American flags, but no signs.]
WHAT: New York Neighbors for American Values Candlelight Vigil
WHEN Friday, September 10, 2010, 7:15 pm (Sundown) – 10:00 pm
WHERE: Intersection of Church Street and Park Place, New York, NY

  • Congressman Keith Ellison
  • Councilwoman Gale Brewer
  • Imam Khalid Latif
  • Rev. Katherine Henderson
  • Rabbi Michael Feinberg
  • Hansdeep Singh

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group. 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-NY Community Affairs Director Faiza N. Ali, 212-870-2002, 718-724-3041, E-Mail:; CAIR-NY Civil Rights Director Aliya Latif, 212-870-2002, 732-429-4268, E-Mail:; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail:; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, 202-341-4171, E-Mail:


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