Our story today comes from Rose Hamid. Many of us in Charlotte know her for her community work, interfaith work, and her activism. In January, she received national and international attention when her peaceful, graceful, silent protest interrupted Donald Trump’s rally and was escorted out. The message she had on her shirt said “Salam, I come in peace.”
She has written op-eds and guest columns in the Charlotte Observer about Islam and being Muslim. She has recently had a piece in the Huffington Post, an open letter to Reverend Franklin Graham, to have a conversation about Islam, to help dispel the misconceptions he has.
Her story today is about her journey to the Republican and Democratic National Convention, promoting her project, Salam, I Come in Peace, with the purpose create opportunities for interactions to help ease some fears about Muslims and Islam.