Candlelight Vigil for Gaza in Chicago on August 9: A Call for Humanity

Chicago—(ENEWSPF)—August 8, 2014. On Saturday, August 9, join us for a peaceful and somber candlelight vigil in remembrance of all the souls lost in the ongoing illegitimate assault on Palestinians in Gaza. We will meet at Water Tower Park, 180 East Pearson Street, where the commemoration speech will take place. We will then walk to the Tribune Tower where prayers will be given and candles lit.

Religious figures from the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities will say a prayer and speak for humanity, peace, justice and unity. We will also participate in a group song encouraging peace, freedom and humanity. 

Participants are encouraged to wear a sign with the names and ages of Palestinian civilians recently killed by the Israeli military in Gaza pinned to their chest to give identity to the victims lost in this tragic and unjust conflict. For a list of names of Palestinians killed since July 8th, 2014 — 1,459 names have been confirmed while the actual death toll stands at 1,886 (as of Aug. 7) — see: http://www.imemc.org/article/68429 

Additional information can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/events/271452383040930/

Source: ChicagoVigil4Gaza