Civil Rights Director to Speak at MLK Day Vigil for Gaza

WHAT: Vigil to honor MLK and the innocent civilians and children killed in Gaza WHEN: 1:00 PM, Monday, January 19, 2009

WHERE: Federal Plaza, 50 W. Adams, (corner of Adams and Dearborn Street)

WHO: CAIR-Chicago Civil Rights Director, Christina Abraham; other noted speakers

SPONSORS: Coalition for Justice in Palestine (this Coalition consists of the Chicagoland Palestinian, Arab, Muslim, and Arab Church organizations that formed when the attacks on Gaza began); and endorsed by (list in formation): 8th Day Center for Justice, 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 Jewish Partnership for Peace and Justice in the Middle East, Arab Student Union-Moraine Valley Community College, Centro Sin Fronteras, Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism (CCAWR), Chicago Islamic Center, Children of Palestine, Comite Anti-Militarizacion (CAMY), Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), Fight Back! Newspaper, Guadalupe Mission-Little Village, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN), International Solidarity Movement (ISM)-Chicago, Islamic Community Center of Illinois (ICCI), 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, Southwest Youth Collaborative, 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, Voices for Creative Non-Violence, Wright College Students for Peace and Justice, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) - Chicago

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