The Cleveland Immigrant Support Network is hosting two events on January 11.
“Challenging Islamophobia; Causes, Consequences, and Solutions”
January 11, 2016
2:00PM – 3:50PM
Old Stone Church, Fellowship Hall, Downstairs (Enter off Ontario Street)
91 Public Square, Frankfort Ave and Ontario
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Isam Zaiem, Cofounder, President Emeritus, CAIR Cleveland will present “Challenging Islamophobia; Causes, Consequences, and Solutions,” PowerPoint followed with Q & A. The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Cleveland office is a community and civil rights organization that also has a well-recognized, impactful voice in Northeastern Ohio.
The program will be followed by a 4PM vigil and march, in unison with national demonstrations to end torture and indefinite detention targeting Muslims, particularly at Guantanamo Bay Prison in it’s 14 years of operation.
“Close Guantanamo 2016, Cleveland Vigil and March,”
January 11, 2016
Old Stone Church
91 Public Square
Vigil and march on Jan. 11 will mark 14 years of torture and indefinite detention at the Guantanamo prison, as well as President Obama’s 8th year of broken promises. This is our final chance to hold his administration accountable to their promise to release those unjustly detained and close the prison. Right now 114 men remain detained, 52 of whom have been cleared for release and are held without charge or trial.
Let us come together to use our creative energy and action to encourage citizens and government officials to see the humanity of the men and call for the closure of the prison. Witness Against Torture, and hundreds of groups around the nation, and the world, will be rallying, fasting, and demonstrating with creative direct action onJanuary 11, 2016.
4 O’clock vigil will start in front of Old Stone Church with orange jump suits by the “Liberty Bell” replica, following “Challenging Islamophobia…” from 2:00–4:00 PM in Fellowship Hall in the Old Stone Church .
Sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network and the Interreligious Task Force on Central America (IRTF)