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Community Vigil For Charlottesville Set For Wednesday In Stamford

The Stamford Government Center is the scene for a rally against hate. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The United Jewish Federation has planned a vigil post Charlottesville. Photo Credit: Submitted

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Jewish Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien is convening a community vigil to stand against the hatred and violence demonstrated in Charlottesville, Va. 

The rally is set for 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug.16, at the Stamford Government Center at 888 Washington Blvd.

The vigil will be held in partnership with the Interfaith Council of Southwestern Connecticut.

The groups released a statement saying "the messages of anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia combined with violence strike at our community as they do at people of color, immigrants, and individuals of good will throughout our country. 

"They remind us that we cannot stand idly by in the face of hatred and that the Jewish community must be united with all communities to work against anti-Semitism, racism and discrimination in all its forms.

In the words of George Washington, grants 'to bigotry no sanction and to persecution no assistance.'"

The statement was signed by Ricky Arbron, President; Diane Sloyer, Interim Executive Director; Peter Lilienthal, Chair of JCRC Committee; and Lauren Steinberg, Director of JCRC.

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