When: Tuesday, July 25 2017 7:00pm–9:00pm
Where: 55 Lincoln St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
Sponsor: Temple Isaiah, Muslim Justice League, Jet Pac, Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO)
Temple Isaiah will host “Out of Many, One”: Teach-In and Solidarity with the Boston Muslim Community. Join together with our Muslim neighbors from the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center and other Greater Boston Interfaith Organization leaders for an evening of learning, relationship-building, and solidarity. This is an opportunity to learn more about the Muslim faith and to hear stories from individuals of their experiences being Muslim in Boston. We’ll also learn about specific threats facing the Muslim community in these troubling times and about what we can do to be of support.
All learners are welcome, so bring your friends. RSVPs appreciated for planning purposes. Please RSVP to Chuck Koplik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pluralism Project Summary:
On July 25, 3017, approximately 250 people gathered at Temple Isaiah to learn about Islam, about being a Muslim in the USA, and what they can do to work against bigotry and discrimination. The crowded event began with a conversation between Rabbi Howard Jaffe and Sameer Naseredden, Muslim American Society Youth Program Director of the ISBCC, about Naseredden’s own experiences as an American Muslim. Rabbi Jill Pelman then lead a panel discussion with Stephanie Marzouk, an attorney and founder of the Muslim Justice League, and Nadeem Mazen, a Cambridge City Councilor and founder of Jetpac Inc., on the political, economic, and societal impacts of certain governmental policies on the American Muslim community. The event was defined by its self-awareness and humor: while highly informative and serious, the audience always felt engaged, with audible sighs when segments ended. The event ended with time for reflection with one’s neighbors.
This summary was written by a Pluralism Project staff member who attended the event.