An estimated 350-400 people gathered in Evanston on December 15 to show their solidarity with our Muslim neighbors throughout Chicago’s northern suburbs. Organized by Lesley Williams, an Evanstonian, and co-sponsored by about a dozen local organizations, the event began with a blessing from Tahera Ahmad, the Associate Chaplain and Director
By Marissa Page Hundreds of Evanston and Chicago residents, community organizers and religious leaders gathered at Evanston’s Fountain Square for an anti-Islamophobia demonstration Tuesday evening, a few hours before the fifth Republican primary debate. Recent statements from Republican presidential candidates such as Donald Trump, who called for a ban on
By Alexis O’Connor Over 200 supporters gathered in Evanston Fountain Square to express solidarity with Muslim-Americans on Tuesday, Dec. 15. The event coincided with the airing of the fifth GOP debate. Numerous speakers expressed their frustration with Islamophobic rhetoric in election campaigns and its effects on America. Lesley Williams, the
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