Date(s) - 06/20/17
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Union Square Park
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Tonight the Muslim community is mourning the passing of Nabra, a 17 year old young woman from Sterling, VA. Nabra was beaten to death with a baseball bat and left in a pond after going missing while walking to a mosque with her friends in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 18th 2017. At 3pm her remains were discovered in 21500 block of Ridgetop Circle in Fairfax, VA. The suspect, 22 year old Darwin Martinez Torres is currently under arrest for her murder.
While the incident has yet to be labeled a hate crime, right now in America, Black Muslim women, especially those from marginalized communties are continuosly targeted and attacked with mallicious 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.
Join us as we pray for Nabra, her family and stand against violence towards Muslim American women. There will be vigils in the following locations:
•NYC: Union Square Park 6:30pm, Tuesday June 20
•Washington DC: Dupont Circle 7:30pm, Tuesday June 20
•Boston, MA: Copley Square 6:30pm, Tuesday June 20
•San Francisco, CA: Union Square 6:30pm, Tuesday June 20
•Philadelphia, PA: City Hall (north side), 6:30pm, Tuesday June 20th
•Canoga Park, CA: 8931 Owensmouth Ave, Canoga Park 6:30pm, Tuesday June 20th
•Detroit, Michigan (TBA) 7:30pm, Tuesday June 20th
•Reston, VA: Lake Anne Plaza 6:30pm on Wednesday June 21
Following the NYC vigil, the Islamic Center at NYU will be hosting a community listening session where members of our community can share their thoughts and feelings and be with one another. https://www.facebook.com/events/1472761116127348/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2229%22%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3A%22plan_user_invited%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D¬if_t=plan_user_invited¬if_id=1497900898248181
If you’re interested in organizing in your community email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or post your location in the comments.
Please consider making a donation on Launchgood to support her family: https://www.launchgood.com/project/for_nabra#/
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