Mass Rally Today Calling for Gaza Cease Fire
January 2, 2009
The Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is co-sponsoring a mass protest along with a diverse coalition of over 30 organizations. Over a thousand participants are expected to call on public officials to help stop Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, restore the cease-fire and initiate peace negotiations in the Middle East during the coming year.
What: March and rally calling for Gaza cease fire and end to killings
Where: Meeting at Tribune Plaza [435 N. Michigan Ave.], and March to the Israeli Consulate
When: Friday, January 2nd, at 3:00 PM
Who: Sponsored by (list in formation): American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)-Chicago, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), ANSWER Chicago, Arab American Action Network (AAAN), Arab Student Union-Moraine Valley Community College, Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism (CCAWR), Chicago Islamic Center, Children of Palestine, Comite Anti-Militarizacion (CAMY), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-Chicago, Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), Fight Back! Newspaper, Guadalupe Mission-Little Village, International Solidarity Movement (ISM)-Chicago, Islamic Community Center of Illinois (ICCI), Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)-Chicago, March 10th Movement, Mosque Foundation, Muslim American Society (MAS) Freedom Foundation, Muslim Student Association (MSA)-University of Chicago, National Boricua Human Rights Network, Palestine Solidarity Group (PSG)-Chicago, Palestine Humanitarian Aid Project (PHAP), Palestinian American Community Center, Peace Pledge-Chicago, St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)-DePaul University, SJP-Northwestern University (NU), SJP-University of Illinois-Champaign, SJP-University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), United Holy Land Fund (UHLF), United States Palestinian Community Network (USPCN)-Chicago, Wright College Students for Peace and Justice