As published in the Campus Times
Last Saturday was a solemn day of reflection and observance for the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
But for some Americans, the anniversary of this infamous day is a time to call for restoration of American ideals.
On Sunday, Sept. 12, hundreds of Muslims, Christians, Jews, Buddhist, Hindus and secular humanists congregated in the backyard of the George Eastman House to make a stand against the rising tension and negative attitudes toward Muslim-Americans.
The event, orchestrated by the Interfaith Alliance of Rochester, charged attendees not to sit back when there are injustices, but to speak up and take initiative.