Holocaust Memorial Vigil Against Antisemitism & White Supremacy

When:
August 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Where:
New England Holocaust Memorial
98 Union St
Boston
MA 02108
Contact:
IfNotNow Boston

On Saturday in Charlottesville, Nazis and KKK members marched openly through the streets in the largest white supremacist rally in at least a decade and drove a car into peaceful protestors, killing one woman and injuring many.

On Monday in Boston, for the second time this summer, someone threw a rock into a glass pane in the Holocaust Memorial, causing it to shatter. We can’t help but remember what traumatic role broken glass has played in the history of the Jewish people.

It’s not an accident that these things happened in the same week. We know that white supremacy relies upon and perpetuates BOTH racism and antisemitism. As Jews we stand against racism and antisemitism and for freedom and dignity for all.

We invite all Jews and our allies of the Boston community to join us tomorrow in speaking out against antisemistim and racism. #JewishResistance

If you are interested in speaking at this vigil, please send us an email at [email protected]

Here is the Boston Globe article reporting Monday’s damage to the Holocaust Memorial: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/08/14/holocaust-memorial-boston-damaged-for-second-time-this-summer/ujYan70j3kXzFWS3TGcZ0J/story.html

IfNotNow is a movement led by young Jews to transform the American Jewish community’s support for the occupation into a call for freedom and dignity for all Israelis and Palestinians. https://ifnotnowmovement.org/