(Detroit, Mich., August 15, 2019) – ICNA Council for Social Justice (ICNA CSJ) today organized a demonstration themed “Decolonize. Resist. Dignify. Stand with Kashmir.” in Detroit, Michigan.
The rally in front of the Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building was attended by over 300 people who spoke on standing up against fascism the settler colonialism, occupation and human rights violations in Kashmir.
The local ICNA CSJ team also had a meeting with Senator Gary Peter’s staff at his Detroit office. The team were able to present their perspective on Kashmir. The team will also be meeting Rep. Andy Levin as he’s part of foreign affairs committee and chair of South Asian subcommittee. Furthermore a meeting with Rep. Dan Kildee and senator Debbie Stabenow is planned in the near future.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. It serves as both a reminder of one of the most traumatizing occurrences to unfold on American soil and as a testimony to the resilience of every community living here in America.