WESTFIELD, NJ — Following the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand last week that left at least 50 people dead, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Westfield is planning a vigil Tuesday evening to show support for Muslims.
“The fight against Islamophobia is a part of our continued fight against racism, discrimination and bigotry in general,” said Elizabeth Wolf, president of the association. “With this vigil, we want Muslims in our community and elsewhere that we stand with them and support them.”
The vigil will take place at Westfield’s monument to Dr. King on the South Avenue Circle on Tuesday, March 19, from 7 p.m. until about 7:20 p.m. Speakers will include Wolf and Rabbi Douglas Sagal of Temple Emanu-El, as well as a member of the Christian clergy and possibly a town representative, Wolf said.
Attendees are encouraged to bring candles or smartphones.