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Will you accept the Let Freedom Ring Challenge? Check out our video highlighting why the Campaign to TAKE ON HATE, led by the National Network for Arab American Communities, supports the ringing of the First Baptist Church bell throughout Black History Month. The history of freedom and civil rights is embedded in the legacy of this Virginian church and its bell.
Against a contemporary backdrop of racial tension, Colonial Williamsburg will restore a church bell silent since segregation and let it ring for freedom for all of Black History Month. The National Network for Arab Americans (NNAAC) and its Campaign to TAKE ON HATE will participate in thisLet Freedom Ring Campaign.
“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who prayed in our church, said that freedom rings. A silent bell represents unfinished work of freedom and equality. This bell, in this sacred and historic church, will be silent no more.” — Reginald F. Davis, Pastor of First Baptist Church
NNAAC, a national consortium of independent Arab American community-based organizations, is honored to support a campaign that brings issues of racism and civil rights to the forefront. NNAAC and its Campaign to TAKE ON HATE have been invited to be a part of the first to ring the restored bell of the First Baptist Church on Feb. 1, 2016, and have vowed to take the challenge and spread the word.
At his last State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said exactly what the American people need to hear in what has become a hostile political climate. He called on Americans to reject the targeting of people based solely on race or religion and clearly stated that vilifying Muslims, both abroad and citizens of the U.S., is un-American.
Comedian and actor Aasif Mandvi announced upcoming changes to his web series "The Qu'osby Show," of which TAKE ON HATE is a supporter.
The Campaign to TAKE ON HATE kicks off 6th Annual Arab American Advocacy Week