Interfaith Council of Alameda County | I.C.A.C
The mission of the Interfaith Council of Alameda County (ICAC) is to promote mutual respect, understanding and engagement among the diverse faith traditions in Alameda County, California; mobilize people to serve the community; support religious liberties; promote interfaith organizations and activities; and build a just and moral community.
“We urge the community to come together in solidarity and in support of those who are forced to live in fear.”
It has come to the attention of the Interfaith Council of Alameda County that on two separate occasions in the last 3 weeks a noose, or what may have been a noose, was found hanging near Chabot Elementary School in Oakland. We strongly encourage the full investigation of these events because the noose is a powerful symbol of terror and oppression. The mere potential that a noose was hung near where children learn and play needs to be approached with the utmost diligence. As an organization committed to the peace of our county we speak out against any act that demeans or threatens others, and we urge the community to come together in solidarity and in support of those who are forced to live in fear.