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Rally of Pakistani Americans Against Terrorism

Rally of Pakistani Americans Against Terrorism

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  1. Rally of Pakistani Americans Against Terrorism

  2. Why • When • Where • How • Who

  3. Why?

  4. Why • Background • Past • Present • Breaking the stereotypes • Future ramifications

  5. Background of current CT based planning • What has happened in the past. • Current events • Some details • How this is being played • What are our responsibilities.

  6. Objectives • To inform our fellow Americans that the Muslims in Connecticut and the Pakistani Americans in Connecticut are partners against any kind of terrorism and extremism. • The Pakistani Americans in CT. unequivocally condemn terrorism in any shape or form

  7. To inform all fellow Americans that the terrorists do not represent Muslims or people of Pakistan • To help our fellow Americans understand that the solutions to terrorism would include education and economic uplifting in the communities along with a close scrutiny education and promotion of moderation in all forms of education

  8. Take a step towards breaking the stereotypes about Muslims, immigrants and people of Pakistani heritage

  9. How can these be achieved?

  10. A rally/ meeting in a public place/forum • Presence of US media and policy makers and other American leaders • Appropriate sharing of message with press releases. • Appropriate/ unequivocal / clear delivery of message • Appropriate patterns of messages…

  11. What do we want our fellow Americans to know about us under the current situations

  12. When?& Where?

  13. Planning • Date: Weekday vs Weekend • Time: Morning/Afternoon/Evening • Place: • People • Set up

  14. Weekday/Weekend • Less people on weekday to attend • More impact on weekday • More on weekend Vs maybe less impact

  15. Time • Afternoon after Friday Namaz • Weekend Afternoon • Weekday evenings….

  16. Possible Places • Hartford Public Library • Bushnell Park • State Capitol • Hartford Courant • Press Club • University: CCSU/UConn/ Others? • Hartford entrance and exit Rush hour…

  17. Decisions?

  18. How

  19. Developing and executing the plan • Title of responsibility/ person, people taking care of this…

  20. List • Legal • Volunteers • Increasing/maximizing numbers • Getting there and back • What are we doing • Who to contact and get commitments from • Media • Politicians • Others

  21. Legal permission to have a peaceful rally • Volunteers/ State?

  22. How to MAXIMIZEAttendance?

  23. South Windsor: Nilofer Avon: Lalarukh Middletown: Naseema New London: New Haven: Shagufta Bhabi Waterbury: Orange: Ellington Cheshire Farmington Volunteer Coordination

  24. Volunteer Categories • Supplies • Legal • Making Banners • Sound system • First aid • Water bottles • Drivers/ Buses/ vans/ parking/ • Telephone chain/ email/maximizing attendance • Marketing

  25. Possible Banner Messages • Not in our Name • Pakistani Americans United Against Terrorism • Educate Pakistan • Terrorists are NOT Muslims • Terrorists are enemies of Islam • Education is the best weapon against Terrorists

  26. Supplies • Home depot & Office Max • Sticks/ Nails/ hammers/ staples • Boards/ markers/ • US Flags • Candles: depends on timing.. • First aid • Water bottles etc.

  27. Dress Code • What do we want our Fellow Americans to see and feel…. • Changing the stereotypes • Defining ourselves.

  28. Volunteers • Buses/ Vans/ Setting up/ • Safety planning • Bringing people

  29. Media Coordination

  30. Emails and phone calls • CT. Main stream media/ Broadcast • CT. News media • Muslim Media • Pakistan Media • Media Press release • Our own web coverage

  31. Other Organizations • Muslim Imam • Democracy Works • ADL Vs Others • MPAC etc. • ACLU • NAACP • Others??

  32. Local Politicians

  33. Mayor/s • State Senator/s • State Representative/s • Member/s of Congress • Others

  34. Financials • Underwriters • Organization funds • Current contributions if needed.

  35. WHO?