Support Khalil Gibran International Academy

الكاتب : yemenreform   المشاهدات : 1,054   الردود : 12    ‏2007-08-19
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  1. yemenreform

    yemenreform عضو متميّز

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    Monday, August 20, 6pm
    NYC Department of Education
    Tweed Courthouse, 52 Chambers Street
    Between Broadway & Centre St. in Manhattan
    Subways: 4, 5, 6, N, R, W, M, J, 2, 3, A, C


    Communities in Support of the Khalil Gibran International Academy

    As New Yorkers and others in support of quality public education for all of our communities, we stand in solidarity with the Khalil Gibran International Academy, which has sustained hateful and false attacks by anti-Arab media and extremists. In the post-9/11 world, a school educating our children about Arab history, culture, and language is not only crucial for the next generation to become informed leaders for positive change in our communities; it is also an extraordinary place of hope for peace, understanding, and justice for our embattled world. We regret that Debbie Almontaser was unfairly pressured to resign from her position as principal due to the attacks, and we applaud her work to establish this school and promote intercultural exchange in this diverse global city.

    Those who seek to equate the study of Arabic language, culture, and history with religious fanaticism and violence are irresponsibly aggravating a present moment of hysteria against Arab and Muslim communities, and are using this moment to promote hatred in a time of war. We urge our public officials to reject these racist and inaccurate attacks, and continue to work towards building a lasting educational institution that promises to bring our communities together, rather than divide and pit them against each other. We call on all communities who want to see peace on our streets and in our world to stand with us in support of the Khalil Gibran International Academy.

    Sponsors Sign on!
    Arab Resource and Organizing Center, San Francisco, CA View Site
    AWAAM: Arab Women Active in the Arts and Media
    Brown Memorial Church
    Center for Immigrant Families View Site
    Council on American Islamic Relations - NY View Site
    Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition View Site
    Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) View Site
    Muslim Consultive Network View Site
    Steering Committee/WFB Program at First Unitarian Congregational Society of Brooklyn
    Sunset Park Alliance of Neighbors

    Endorsers Sign on!
    Aleise Barnett, NYC Public School Teacher
    Rev. Elizabeth Alexander, Church of the Gethsemane
    Reshma Baig & Yahiya Emerick, Islamic Foundation of North America (IFNA) View Site
    Brooklyn for Peace (formerly Brooklyn Parents for Peace) View Site
    Ethical Action Commitee of the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture View Site
    Rabbi Michael Feinberg, Executive Director, Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition
    Alice Fisher, Abrahamic Network of NY & Member of Congregation B'nai Jeshuran, NYC
    Carol Horwitz, Concerned Brooklyn Resident
    Independent Commission on Public Education View Site
    Saul Nieves, Activist and Union Organizer
    Robert Patterson, Theatre Professional and Community Organizer View Site
    Malika Rushdan; Consultant & Artist: Modern Age Art View Site
    Rev. Charles H. Straut, Jr., DMin, Member, KGIA Advisory Committe
     
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  3. shareef

    shareef قلم فضي

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    Every body should go
     
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  5. خفا الاحزان

    خفا الاحزان عضو

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    Salam
    Brother thanx for viewing this I was think of it and I wanted to ask the members in the forum who is from New York so we all can share, Insha Allah I will be one of the people there because I live in N.Y state I hope that there will be some of you there. In every time things like that happen not a lot of Yemeni people go I never know why, but I hope that I will see some this time. Thanx a lot
     
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  7. عــاهد

    عــاهد مشرف سابق

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    Its close to where i work!

    I'll hit it after i finish my day shift, matter of fact i'll have my dinner there.
    Not only that but i'll bring some friends too!


    salam
     
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  9. عــاهد

    عــاهد مشرف سابق

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    I'll shoot some pics for the rest of you no worries!
     
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  11. samiah

    samiah مشرف سابق

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    as Ibrahim Abdil-Mu'id Ramey said: the school will remain open only if we are prepared to organize for the defense of rights of our children, our communities, and the integrity and value of cultural and religious diversity in the institutions of a nation that is, indeed, our nation, too


    too bad i am not in NY , I hope every body goes
    please update us on anything new
     
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  13. maram

    maram عضو فعّال

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    that’s tomorrow, thanks brother for informing us i will make sure to be there
     
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  15. عــاهد

    عــاهد مشرف سابق

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    So yemenreform i gotta take the J train from Sutphin Blvd. to Chambers?

    بعدين يا خبير هم عيغدونا ولا يخلونا نطوبر خارج مثل البمز؟


    yallah i'll see you there!

    ok and here is the MTA site for those who need instructions on how to get there!

    http://www.mta.info
     
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  17. إبراهيم ناصر

    إبراهيم ناصر مشرف سابق

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    thank you brother
    we are waiting
     
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  19. keep it real

    keep it real قلم ذهبي

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    very interesting and like abu mohammed said
    i hope ahad brings the pics
    thanks yemeni forum
     

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