Tuesday, June 20, 2017 (All day)
Copley Square, Boston, MA 02116, USA
The Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment is holding a vigil in Copley Square on Tuesday, June 20, at 6:30pm to mourn and pray for Nabra, a 17-year old woman from Sterling, VA who was killed after going missing while walking to a mosque with her friends. According to the event page, "While the incident has yet to be labeled a hate crime, right now in America, Black Muslim women, especially those from marginalized communities are continuously targeted and attacked with malicious intent. Hate crime against Muslim Americans is at its highest point with more than 67% increase since 2016. This murder is yet another wake up call in the chain of events of Muslim women viciously attacked in hate crimes across the country." For more information, refer to the latest updates: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/fairfax-loudoun-police-searching-for-missing-17-year-old-reported-to-have-been-assaulted/2017/06/18/02e379ac-5466-11e7-a204-ad706461fa4f_story.html?utm_term=.00dcfccf1199
Pluralism Project Summary:After the brutal murder of Nabra Hassanen in Virginia on June 18, 2017, communities in cities across the country gathered to mourn her tragic death and honor her life. Such a vigil was held in Boston on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Copley Square at the Boston Public Library. A crowd of over a hundred people gathered as members of the community expressed their sorrow, solidarity, and determination to honor Hassanen’s life by continuing to fight against injustice and to work with one another.
This summary was written by a Pluralism Project staff member who attended the event.