24 hours ago, many of us felt angry and helpless. Someone had just committed a disgusting act of vandalism against the Muslim Student Association, and we couldn’t keep quiet about it. We’ve witnessed an amazing show of support from the Brandeis community, with over 450 of us signing a letter affirming our love and support for our Muslim friends. I feel better. I feel hopeful. I hope you feel the same way.
This morning, I promised you that if we reached 300 signatures I would personally hand-deliver our letter to Imam Eid. Well, we beat our goal by over 50 percent in just 12 hours. Please, let me modify that promise. Today, together, let us as a community hand-deliver our letter to the Imam.
Will you skip your 12:00 class today and join me at the Peace Circle outside Usdan to deliver our message of solidarity with Brandeis’s Muslim friends and family?
At noon, let’s wear white and meet at the peace garden near Usdan, and with one voice, let us show everyone that our love is stronger than the hate of one anonymous vandal. Let us show the world a more true picture of Brandeis.
I have a class tomorrow at noon, but I’m going to skip it, because I believe that giving comfort to friends in a time of need is more important.
Please, skip the first half hour of your noon class and meet the rest of us at the peace circle at noon today.
Joyce Kelly, a journalist with the Waltham Daily News Tribune, will join us at the peace and solidarity rally tomorrow. This is our chance to show her the best of Brandeis.
Here’s the facebook event with all the information:
Peace and Solidarity Vigil with the Muslim Student Association
Where: Peace Circle Outside Usdan
When: Noon on Friday
What: Wear white, show up, bring a hug and a smile
If you can’t make it out at noon today, please share the event with your friends on facebook.
One response to “Show that our love is stronger”
maybe this would be more effective if you explained what impact this would have.