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OneAmerica and Partners Plan 9/11 Event for Community Reflection and Dialogue 

On Sunday, September 11, OneAmerica and our community partners are hosting a day of community reflection and dialogue on the impact of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our region and community. The event intends to spark a thoughtful community dialogue around efforts to rebuild and strengthen diverse communities after the attacks and how we can move towards creating inclusive communities.

The afternoon will feature two sessions – one looking back over the last ten years and another looking forward – each featuring the screening of a short film followed by dynamic discussions. The first film, “Justice for All,” recounts an historic public hearing in Seattle on the one-year anniversary of 9/11. The second, “Hawo’s Dinner Party,” portrays a community helping to integrate newcomers amidst tensions between the U.S. and the Muslim world. The event begins with a multi-faith prayer and ends with a candlelight vigil in the plaza in front of the Broadway Performance Hall.

WHAT: 9/11 Ten Years Later – Community Reflection and Dialogue

WHO: Event hosts – OneAmerica, Council on American-Islamic Relations-Washington (CAIR-WA), and Somali Community Services Coalition (SCSC)

Panelists & facilitators – OneAmerica Executive Director Pramila Jayapal; CAIR-WA Executive Director Arsalan Bukhari; SCSC Executive Director Ahmed Jama; Hardeep Singh Rekhi, a civil rights and employment attorney; Asian Counseling & Referral Service Executive Director Diane Narasaki; and former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington John McKay (invited)

WHEN: 2:00-6:00pm, Sunday, September 11

WHERE: Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway

This event is free and open to the public.

Media

For more information or to arrange interviews, contact Charlie McAteer, OneAmerica Communications Director, 206-452-8402, charlie@weareoneamerica.org

About OneAmerica

OneAmerica, formerly Hate Free Zone, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that advances the fundamental principles of democracy and justice by building power within immigrant communities.

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