Sunnyvale Unity Gathering

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Sunnyvale Senior Center

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In response to a recent hate crime in Sunnyvale where a man drove into pedestrians believing that they were Muslim, the city’s mayor, County Supervisor, state and federal representatives are jointly holding a solidarity event with South Bay Muslims and our interfaith allies on Wednesday, May 29, 6:30-8:30 pm at the Sunnyvale Senior Center.
 
Join ING, CAIR-SF Bay Area, SBIA, MCA, and WVMA for a unity gathering featuring a panel of government officials and other community representatives to promote peace and strengthen our community bonds.
 
Food and beverages will be served at the time of sunset, or breaking of the Ramadan fast.
 
Join us in support of the eight pedestrians injured in the hate crime to find ways to heal and strengthen our community bonds.

Event speakers include:
  • Former Assemblymember Rich Gordon
  • Larry Klein, Sunnyvale Mayor
  • County Supervisor Joe Simitian
Intercultural panelists include:
  • Richard Konda, Asian Law Alliance
  • Venerable JianHu, Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale
  • Samir Kalra, Hindu American Foundation
  • Maha Elgenaidi, Islamic Networks Group
  • Rabbi Amy Eilberg, Faith in Action Bay Area
  • Reverend George Anne McDonnell, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
  • Nirvair Singh, The Sikh Coalition
  • Others will be announced at a later time
Cost is free and open to the public.