A Call for Unity

Celebrate the richness and diversity of our community through an evening of interfaith music and spoken word.

Like the anniversary of Pearl Harbor and the death of John F. Kennedy, September 11th, 2001 will be remembered as a day that forever changed us. The victims of the World Trade Center attack were people from all walks of life: many races, religions, sexual orientations, classes and nationalities. The very diversity of America’s communities was seen in the victim lists. This diversity is one of the great strengths of our country.

In the days after the tragedy of September 11th, <places of worship were filled with people who drew comfort, strength and commitment from their own faith and traditions. In the months following, Americans found strength in our ability to come together as a nation, overcoming our differences and celebrating them. <p>On the first anniversary of this tragic event, let us come together to celebrate the diversity of our community. On the evening of September 11th, 2002, the News & Review, Interfaith Service Bureau and United Way present a night of remembrance featuring a range of Sacramento’s best interfaith music performances as well as speakers from a diverse political and cultural framework.

There will be several 3-minute spoken word presentations, including Dr. Metwalli B. Amer, Executive Director, Sacramento League of Associated Muslims and Bill Camp, Executive Secretary of the Sacramento Central Labor Council.

9-11 was a call for unity. Join us at Memorial Auditorium on September 11th, 2002, as we celebrate the diversity of our community. Join us for an evening to remember!

The Event
Wednesday, September 11, 2002 - 7pm

Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J Street, Sacramento

Pre-show starts at 6:15:

Sacramento Taiko Dan (outside)

Spiritual Life Center Band (inside)

$10 General Admission purchase online at Tickets.com box office or by phone at Sacramento Convention Center

Jack Gallagher and NEWS 10’s Jennifer Smith

Musical performances include
· B’nai Israel Choir Ensemble
· Gordon & Rita Burham Hindu Chant
· Galena Street East Interfaith Fireside Choir
· Officer Jim Harris
· Sacramento Men’s Chorus
· Spiritual Life Center
· Trinity Cathedral Choir
· West Sacramento Baptist Russian Choir
· and other special guests

Speakers (3-minute presentations) include
· Dr. Metwalli B. Amer, President, Council of Sacramento Valley Islamic Organizations
· Bill Camp, Executive Secretary, Sacramento Central Labor Council
· Dexter McNamara, Executive Director, Interfaith Service Bureau
· Assemblyman Darrell Steinberg
· Assemblyman Dave Cox
· Viola Weinberg, Sacramento’s Poet Laureate Emeritus
among others

Subject to change

More on a Call For Unity

A journey of discovery — How 9-11 led me to explore a Sacramento I didn’t know.

Program Schedule — September 11, 2002 | 7pm | Memorial Auditorium | Sacramento

Opening Speaker — California’s First Lady - Sharon Davis.

Performers & Speakers — Celebrate the richness and diversity of our community.

Thank you — We would like to express our sincerest gratitude, appreciation, and thanks to those who unselfishly gave of themselves and their time to make this evening possible.

Filling in the blanks — Interfaith effort seeks new ways to combat blight, build homes in Oak Park.