Last February, 800 people (many of you) attended the "Know Your Muslim Neighbor" solidarity event. Two hundred and fifty people signed up to be on the Rapid Response Team. Again, on November 17th, 2016, 600 people gathered for the DuPage United assembly and 60 more people signed up for it. We are now moving into action and invite your institution to be a part of that response.
We will be holding our first Rapid Response Team meeting on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at First United Methodist Church of Downers Grove (1032 Maple Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515).
First UMC is located on Maple Ave, just west of Main St in Downers Grove. There is a large parking lot, and if additional parking is needed, there is a lot East of Emmet's, or along Lane Place (South) or along Grove Street (North).
Our goal is to launch a strategy on how to act ahead of and in response to incidents of violence or harm against local Muslim, Latino, African American, and other minority communities.
Debbie Fulks, Faith Lutheran Church, Glen Ellyn
Maria Ibarra, DuPage Friends Society of Downers Grove
Naazish YarKhan, ICNA Relief
Rev. Joe Yucha, ELCA Pastor