NYC #WomenForSyria Vigil

  • Union Square Union Square New York, NY

This is the Facebook event for the New York City #WomenForSyria vigil taking place on Thursday, April 13, 6pm in Union Square. Please spread the word and invite your friends to join the event.

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In the past 6 years, over 500,000 Syrians have been killed and over 6 million displaced within Syria and throughout the world. On Thursday, April 13, we call for a Day of Action for Syria.

We recently saw horrific images of dead Syrian babies, mothers crying, fathers begging for death after the murders of their family members. When asked, Syrians have often said they feel alone. They feel like no one in the world cares about them or their plight for freedom, safety and security.

We mourn for and with the people of Syria. We are outraged that the President and his cabinet are banning the very refugees that are escaping the same terrorism we are claiming to fight.

The United States has taken in a very small number of Syrian refugees. We demand that we be a sanctuary and safe haven for Syrian refugees. We call on the administration to let in at least 75,000 refugees. This will help alleviate some of the suffering of the children and their families. There is no easy solution – but providing Syrians with a life of safety and security is the least we can do.

Here are three ways you can participate in our Day of Action for Syria on Thursday, April 13:

1. Attend a vigil or action near you. Demand that the United States allow in more refugees. This is not the ultimate solution to the Syrian crisis but it’s the least we can do in the interim. There are millions of displaced refugees within Syria and across the globe in refugee camps and we welcome them here. We call on Women's March organizers and supporters to invite their local communities on Thursday, April 13, at 6pm local time for vigils across the country. Bring candles and signs. Share your events on social media using the hashtag #WomenForSyria.

2. Educate yourself about the conflict. We've included some resources on our website.

3. Donate. Refugees are suffering in camps across the globe. They need medical supplies, medical attention and basic necessities. On our website, we've included a list of U.S.-based organizations working with Syrian refugees to consider supporting.

For more information on Thursday's Day of Action, please visitwww.womensmarch.com/womenforsyria.