Join us tomorrow in Chicago as we stand in solidarity with Nabra’s family and community against hate and call on Fairfax county officials to investigate her brutal murder as a hate crime. The event is being organized by Take On Hate and is endorsed by dozens of Chicago faith and social justice organizations.
WHAT: Justice for Nabra Candlelight Vigil
WHEN: Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 6pm-8pm
WHERE: 50 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603-5107, United States
The murder of our young Muslim sister Nabra Hassanen has horrified our community. This tragic loss of life comes at a time of increasing acts of violence and hate against Muslims, mosques and other people of faith and houses of worship in the United States and abroad. This terrible act of violence can’t be separated from the current political moment, a moment where Black lives are under increased attack and where bigots like Nabra’s murderer are emboldened by anti-Black, anti-Arab, and anti-Muslim rhetoric.
The national origin and immigration status of the man who killed Nabra does not matter, he acted on vicious anti-Black and anti-Muslim racism that has become normalized today. To add insult to injury, the police of Fairfax county have not yet investigated Nabra’s murder as a hate crime, claiming it instead, as a “road rage” incident. We completely reject this false narrative put forward by the police and demand a full investigation take place treating this as the hate crime that it is.
Please use the following hashtags on social meda to get the word out and show your support: #JusticeforNabra #TakeOnHate #TakeOnHateChi
Endorsed by: (List in formation)
Arab American Action Network – AAAN
Arab American Family Services – AAFS
Organized Communities Against Deportations – OCAD
The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
ANAKBAYAN – Chicago
National Alliance for Filipino Concerns – NAFCON
Jewish Voice for Peace – Chicago
Women’s March – Illinois
Answer – Chicago
Chicagoland Shura Council – CSC and the Untited Organizations of CMECCA/LDI, Ephraim Bahar Cultural Center, Masjid Al-Taqwa and Progressive Legacy Leadership Association
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Chciago
HEART Women & Girls
Inner-City Muslim Action Network – IMAN
The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago – CIOGC