DuPage United’s Solidarity Campaign is intended to create a counter-narrative, replacing “us” and “them” with “we the people.” Much of islamophobia is based on misinformation and fear of the unknown. The one-to-one conversations for the launch event on Feb 28 are meant to build small bridges of understanding. Those who know a Muslim are more inclined to take advantage of mosque open houses, attend unity dinners and unlikely to tolerate hate talk. The campaign presents Muslims, too, with a venue to reach out and speak to their neighbors of other faiths.
We want to make clear the shared American values that bind us into “we”. Over the course of this campaign, we hope to build a critical mass that will be able to push back against political hate talk. This is vital especially as the election campaign goes into full swing in the late summer & fall. Developing interfaith voices starts by talking one-to-one, with each other. Together, we can speak out in solidarity and, in unison, overcome hate and fear. Registration required. Sign up today!