The Social Action Committee has agreed to cosponsor the upcoming event, “Safety Through Solidarity: Building a Hate-Free Community”, sponsored by Bend the Arc. This Forum will be held on July 2, 2019 from 6:45 to 9 pm at the Central Illinois Mosque and Islamic Center, 106 S. Lincoln Avenue, in Urbana, to begin the process of community building around this issue. Bend the Arc:CU is a Jewish organization in Central Illinois that advocates for social, racial and religious equality. They collaborate with the interfaith community, immigration and refugee rights organizations, and human rights advocacy groups.

Representatives from the Jewish, Black, Muslim, and Latinx communities will discuss how different communities experience today’s rising tide of white nationalism and white supremacy. Then, together attendees will explore how we can come together to protect each other and create the kind of tolerance we all want to have in Champaign-Urbana.

Speakers will include State Representative Carol Ammons, National Field Director for Bend the Arc, Susan Lubeck, Latino Parent Liaison for Urbana Schools District #116, Lucia Maldonado, and others. Tracy Parsons, Community Relations Manager, City of Champaign, will emcee our event.

Tickets are required but admission is FREE. To learn more about the event and to register, go here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/safety-through-solidarity-building-a-hate-free-community-tickets-63622435417?aff=efbeventtix