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9/11 Primer: The Epoch of the Peacemakers

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The Council on American-Islamic Relations-Chicago and the American Friends Service Committee present a special event created and organized by HumanThread, a Pilsen-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting peace and inspiring actions that build a just society. The 9/11 Primer will memorialize 9/11 and reaffirm the role of artists as peacemakers. This event is part of the Chicago Fringe Festival. Admission is free.

The program include:

  • Addresses by representatives of CAIR-Chicago, AFSC, and Interfaith Youth Core
  • A presentation of the One Common Thread Project for Peace, an artwork composed of threads sent to the event organizers by individuals dedicated to the cause of peace
  • Live performances, including music and spoken word, by Jungle of Cities, Gyasi Ayo Kress, One Earth, and other powerful artists
  • Exhibition of Fiber Artists for Hope’s quilts, “Reflections on September 11th, a Decade Later”
  • A Fringe and HumanThread invitation to contribute to the Common Thread project
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