Raleigh, North Carolina

August 14, 2017 – Carolina Peace Center founder Faisal R. Khan was honored to speak with some wonderful activists at Martin Luther King Garden in Raleigh, North Carolina. Great turnout of diversity, the event was held to show solidarity toward the family of Heather Heyer who was killed by a white supremacist terrorist and also injured others. The event represented a united message to stand up against hate and white supremacy.

The main theme of the event was to resist peacefully and nonviolently against bigotry and hate. Khan’s message to the community was to stand up, speak out and also to organize their own community and get involved in the political process. His message to Trump and his administration was that if he wants to build a wall then he must build a wall between the state and the church. “There’s a lot of fear, anxiety, and uncertainty but rest assured that by standing shoulder to shoulder we can overcome the problems that are affecting our lives. People of all faiths and no religion and people of all colors and all backgrounds and all ethnicities shall overcome these challenges as long as we stick together as one united front working together peacefully and nonviolently. That requires a sacrifice of time, leisure and it requires  us to actively engage ourselves with our elected officials and organize our communities. We should always remember that losing hope is not an option. Stand up and speak out. Shoulder to shoulder,” he shared.

Rally for Charlottesville – Martin Luther King Garden