Vigil Against Islamophobia And Racism

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Jewish Voice for Peace Sacramento says
Join Jewish Voice for Peace and CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) as we say No to Islamophobia, No to racism and YES to Justice! CAIR and Jews standing against Islamophobia and racism invite you to join us as we rekindle our committment to justice in different cities across the country to mark Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights. In Sacramento, our gathering is on the solstice. Now, more than ever, on the shortest day of the year, after a dark election season, we must pledge to challenge injustice and build a society rooted in love and dignity for all peoples and communities.

Candles are not allowed on the capitol steps, but we will have cardboard "candles" and will read aloud nine committments (one for each of the eight nights of chanukah, and one extra for the shamash, or "helper" candle, including:
We refuse to be silent about anti-Muslim and racist hate speech and hate crimes;
We condemn state surveillance of the Muslim community;
We fight anti-Muslim profiling and racial profiling in all its forms;
We call for an end to racist policing
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We honor indigenous rights and support the resistance led by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to protect their land and water.

Chanukah has always been a holiday of hope in the dark of winter. All are welcome: Jews, Muslims, people of other faiths, secular people, atheists, agnostics, humanists.

Co-sponsored by CAIR and the Network Against Islamophobia, a project of Jewish Voice for Peace.
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By: Jewish Voice for Peace Sacramento

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