This call for gathering came in response to the hate-motivated attack that took place on Feb. 4 around 7 p.m. where four young Muslim Americans, who had just attended a protest in support of Palestinian human rights, were attacked by a white male, later identified as Bert James Baker. The victims had a Palestinian Kuffiya on a pole and a flag that says free Palestine. The attack ended up with Baker allegedly pulling his knife and stabbed one of the young men in the chest, breaking one his ribs. The victim had undergone a successful surgery and is recovering.
The gathering’s purpose is to bring people from all backgrounds together to confront hate and pray for the victim’s healing and justice. The program includes diverse speakers, Palestinian cultural booth, and socializing time over dessert and tea.
What: United Against Hate: An Interfaith Event for Healing, Justice, and Peace
Date: Saturday, Feb. 10th
Where: St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (14311 Wells Port Dr, Austin, TX 78728)
Why: Confront hate and pray for healing, justice, and peace
Who: Open and free for all people of faith and no faith.