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Standing Against Islamophobia & Racism

I have been watching with fear and deepening dismay at the racism launched against immigrants and refugees during our recent election.  In this time, it is more important than ever that we make our voices heard, that we stand together to make visible our commitment to justice for all.  To quote former Gov. Lowell Weicker of Connecticut, “Sameness did not build America; difference did.” The vilification of any group based on race or creed puts the very foundation of our country at stake. 

On Wednesday, December 21st, from 4-5:30 pm, at the intersection of North Front & Wall Streets in Uptown Kingston, the Hudson Valley chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace will be joining JVP chapters across the country to “Say No to anti-Muslim violence, Islamophobia and racism in all its forms”.

Please join us as we commit to fighting for our country which was rooted in the deep principles of love and dignity for all people.

For Peace and Justice,
Cheryl Qamar
Co-chair, JVP-HV
Saugerties
(December 15)

 

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