On Sunday June 12th, we awoke to sorrow and despair in our hearts as we learned about the Orlando massacre where 50 young lives were senselessly taken too soon. With a nation in grief, we gathered at our 2016 Annual Gala knowing, even more than before, how important is was to gather brothers and sisters in faith and solidarity. One thing that we know to be true is that we will not let hate divide us.
Mayor de Blasio, our surprise keynote speaker, spoke about the importance of the work done by Muslim Community Network and other faith-based organizations, especially in these times of tragedy. We could not have been more honored to have the Mayor come and share with us his support and kind words.