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Calling All Veterans: Stand with Our Muslim Friends
February 27, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Veterans for Peace’s Smedley Butler Brigade Muslim Friendship Committee has put together a wonderful program for Saturday, February 27.
We have a wonderful list of veteran speakers including, Barry Lanendorf, President of Veterans For Peace and Lindon Bilal, Commander of Muslim American Veterans Association.
Dr. John Robbins of the Council on American Islamic Relations will speak. Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans will also be addressing everyone.
We have seventeen speakers in all, twelve of which are veterans representing most wars from WWII up through the current conflicts.
THIS IS A MAJOR EVENT AND WE NEED EVERYONE’S HELP TO MAKE THIS SUCCESSFUL.
If possible please come early. We will be at the Mosque starting at 9:00 am to set up.
Where: Islamic Society fo Boston Cultural Center
100 Malcolm x Blvd., Roxbury, MA
Date: Saturday, February 27
The event will start at 11:00 am sharp and will conclude by 12:00 pm (noon). Everyone will then be invited into the Mosque for refreshments. At 12:15 pm there will be a prayer service. For those who would like to attend and experience what a Muslim prayer service is like you are welcome to observe. Others will remain in the cafeteria.
PEACE WALK: We are asking those Smedleys and others who can walk to assemble two blocks down from the Mosque at Dudley Square Plaza, a small park on Malcolm X Blvd, two blocks from the Mosque at 10:00 am. This park is on Malcolm X Blvd, between Washington Street and Shawmut Ave, across from the US Post Office (Look for VFP flags). At 10:30 am sharp a small procession will step off heading to the Mosque.
WEATHER: As of today, Saturday will be sunny and 37 degrees – PERFECT
Public Transportation: The Mosque is across the street from the Roxbury Crossing T stop on the Orange Line.
Driving: There will be parking available at the Mosque in their upper parking lot and garage beneath the Mosque.
Enter the parking area off of Elmwood Street, next to the Mosque. There will be people there to direct traffic.
ONE LAST THING:
Please circulate this message to everyone you know. We are inviting all our friends and allies to come and participate and support this very important effort. Read our Statement of Solidarity with Muslims