The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), a coalition of over 60 Islamic institutions across Chicagoland, is hosting two events this Friday, February 3 and Sunday, February 5 to address the Trump administration’s recent executive order banning Muslims and refugees from seven countries.
Tomorrow, CIOGC and member organizations are participating in a nationwide #WeAreAllAmerica action during noontime Jummah (congregational) prayer. Participating mosques will hold vigils and rallies with faith and community leaders and neighbors to express opposition against Trump’s ban on Muslims and refugees. Two major mosques participating are the Downtown Islamic Center (Chicago) and Mosque Foundation (Bridgeview).
WHAT: #WeAreAllAmerica solidarity actions at DIC and Mosque Foundation
WHEN: Friday, February 3, 2017 from 12pm – 2pm
WHERE: Downtown Islamic Center (231 S State St, Chicago, IL 60604) and Mosque Foundation (7360 W 93rd St, Bridgeview, IL 60455)
WHO: Chicago Muslim, interfaith, community leaders
On Sunday, February 5, CIOGC will host Senator Richard Durbin as well as leaders from faith and civic organizations at Islamic Foundation in Villa Park to address President Trump’s executive order to ban Syrian refugees and visitors from seven Muslim countries among other restrictions on travel.
WHAT: How to Challenge the #MuslimBan
WHEN: Sunday, February 5, 2017 from 1pm – 3pm
WHERE: Islamic Foundation – Villa Park, 300 W Highridge Rd, Villa Park, IL 60181
WHO: Legal experts, public officials, Congressional leaders and community and faith leaders