Mayor Richard M. Daley Joins 100 Community Ambassadors & Interfaith Leaders Working To Bridge Faith & Cultural Divides In Chicago Region

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Jun 19, 2010, 08:00 ET from One Chicago, One Nation

CHICAGO, June 19 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT:

City of Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley joins One Chicago, One Nation as they graduate 100 Community Ambassadors during Inner-City Muslim Action Network's Takin' it to the Streets.




Ranging in age from 17 to 80, speaking more than 20 languages, Community Ambassadors are Muslim, Jewish, Christian, and other religious and cultural backgrounds, living in communities from the inner city to St. Charles.




Street-level dialogues led by Community Ambassadors among religiously diverse communities will generate interfaith community action projects supported by $200,000 in grants through The Chicago Community Trust.  Their goal: break down ethnic barriers and build community bridges.



WHO:

Featured Induction Speakers Include (partial list):




  • City of Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley

  • Terry Mazany, President & CEO, The Chicago Community Trust

  • Steve Edwards, director of content development, WBEZ-FM Chicago Public Radio

  • Eboo Patel, executive director, Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC)

  • Rami Nashashibi, executive director, Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN)

  • Phil Thomas, Senior Program Officer, The Chicago Community Trust

  • Ahlam Jbara, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights

  • Dr. Aminah McCloud, DePaul University


WHEN:

Saturday, June 19, 2010


10:00 AM – 11:00 AM



WHERE:

Marquette Park


6734 South Kedzie Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60629


For more information visit www.streets2010.com.



WHY:

Launched in January 2010, One Chicago, One Nation and its initiative partners, One Nation, The Chicago Community Trust, Link TV, Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), and Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), have worked to promote pluralism and inclusion to engage a representation of the Chicago area's 400,000 Muslims with other culturally diverse residents. For more information, please go to www.onechicago-onenation.org.




SOURCE One Chicago, One Nation



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http://www.onechicago-onenation.org


http://www.streets2010.com