Vigil for Community Healing, Tolerance, and Unity

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Shin Inouye, 202.869.0398, inouye@civilrights.org


Vigil for Community Healing, Tolerance, and Unity


The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights will bring together Congressional members and leaders from the civil rights and religious communities for a vigil for community healing, tolerance and unity. The group will also deplore the rise of hate-crime violence against Sikhs, Muslims and Arab-Americans.

TIME: Tuesday, September 25, 5:00-7:00 PM

LOCATION: National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism, located at the intersection of Louisiana Avenue, D Street, and New Jersey Avenue, NW in Washington, DC.

SPEAKERS:
· Dr. Dorothy I. Height, Chair Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
· Wade Henderson, Executive Director of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
· The Honorable Ralph Boyd, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights
· House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL)*
· Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)*
· Rabbi David Saperstein, Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
· Aly R. Abuzaakouk, Executive Director, American Muslim Council
· Dr. Rajwant Singh, President, Sikh Council on Religion and Education
· Cherry Tsutsumida, Executive Director, Japanese American Memorial Foundation
*invited

Sponsored by the Community Relations Service of the Justice Department together with the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the Leadership Conference Education Fund, the National Council of Churches, the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops


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