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Mayor Annise Parker Invites the Community to a Candlelight Vigil for the Victims of the Wisconsin Sikh Temple Tragedy

What:
Community Vigil in Solidarity – Public Invited
A Candlelight Vigil for the Victims of the Wisconsin Sikh Temple Tragedy

Who:
Mr. Bobby Singh, Member, Sikh Community Volunteer & Emcee
The Honorable Annise D. Parker, Mayor, City of Houston
Mr. Elliot Gershenson, President & CEO, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston
Baha’i: Ajit Giani, Houston Baha’i Community
Venerable Hung I, Jade Buddha Temple
Reverend Betty Adam, Christ Church Cathedral
Acharya Praveen Gulati, Hindus for Greater Houston
Rabbi Lyon, Congregation Beth Israel
Imam Wazir Ali, Islamic Society of Greater Houston
Bhai Sahib Manjit, Sikh Community of Houston
Manmeet Likhari, Sikh Community Member

When:
Thursday, August 9, 2012, 6:45 p.m.

Where:
On the steps of City Hall & Hermann Square Reflection Pond area
900 Smith Street (between McKinney & Walkers Streets)
Notes:

The August 5 massacre at the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin has jolted the consciousness of Americans and people all over the world. In the aftermath of this act of domestic terrorism, in which six innocent people lost their lives, now is the time for citizens of good will to come together in solemn testimony to the common values that we share. Houston Mayor Annise Parker invites the Houston community to take part in a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of the victims of this violent act, express condolences to their survivors and families and affirm our community’s solidarity against hate crime, terrorism and religious intolerance.

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Contact:
Evangelina Vigil
evangelina.vigil@houstontx.gov
832.393.0832

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