We Are Many – United Against Hate will hold a forum at the District #1 Old Schoolhouse (110 N. 2nd St) in Mt. Horeb on Thursday, August 3 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
This forum is a follow up to a “Letter to our Muslim Neighbors” that the Mount Vernon United Church of Christ (MVUCC), Southwest Wisconsin Area Progressives (SWWAP) and the Linda and Gene Farley Center for Peace, Justice & Sustainability presented to leaders in the Muslim community in February 2016. This letter was signed by 400 people. Since then, these three groups were asked to serve as Advisory Board members to the newly formed group. “We are Many – United Against Hate” started by the Advisor to the Madison Muslim Community, Mr. Masood Akhtar. Our three groups participate as the Rural Education Subcommittee of United Against Hate. This will be our first of many educational forums for the local community.
We Are Many – United Against Hate board members Masood Akhtar and John Vaudreuil along with Sheikh Alhagie Jallow and Sarah Schlosser will serve as panelists at the event. This will be a chance for local residents to meet with and aks the panelists questions about their faith, correct misconceptions, and talk about ways we can help welcome our Muslim neighbors.
More details available on our Facebook Event page. We hope to see you there!