Vigil for New Zealand

Hundreds attended a vigil for New Zealand victims of islamophobia and racism Monday evening at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater in Oakland. Ohlone leader Corrina Gould opened the vigil with a prayer and speech. Also speaking were Oakland City Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas and City Council President Rebecca Kaplan, Imam Zaid Shakir of the Lighthouse Mosque in Oakland, and Ahmed Mohssen, of Christchurch, New Zealand, who now lives in the Bay Area. The event was hosted by the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC) and Jewish Voice for Peace. Photo by Ken Epstein.


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