On the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the American Muslim Voice Foundation, State Sen. Dave Cortese and Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice, along with 31 multifaith groups, mosques and community organizations have come together to host a community building event.
A peace picnic, prayer service and vigil will be held later today, Sept. 11, at King Plaza, 250 Hamilton Ave at Palo Alto. The program will take place between 6:45-8:15 p.m. Dinner service will be between 6-6:40 p.m.
The American Muslim Voice Foundation is a grassroots movement that was founded in July 2003 by American Muslims to work for and with all Americans.
“We deeply believe in fostering friendships among all Americans by bridging the cultural and religious gap. Every day, we promote new relationships and nurture old ones because our country’s safety, security and peace depend on our getting to know each other,” said the organization in a press release.
Two hundred peacemakers, Muslims, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, and other communities of faith and no faith are registered to participate in the event.