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Islamic Center of Tucson to hold community-building event

TUCSON – In light of the recent incidents involving the Islamic Center of Tucson (ICT) and a nearby apartment, the center is hosting a community-building event called SALAM Tucson on Thursday.

The event is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. at 901 E. First St.

ICT says the event will focus on culture, conversation and community.

Attention Tucsonans: Please join us this Thursday for an evening filled with great food, conversation, and community! Will we see you there?

Posted by Islamic Center of Tucson on Monday, September 16, 2019

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild is expected to attend the event – he will be presented with an appreciation award.

Tucson Police Department Chief Chris Magnus, University of Arizona Vice President Ron Wilson and City Councilman Steve Kozachik are also expected to attend.

Representatives from the Islamic Center of Tucson say children at the mosque were doused with alcohol last month. Two days later, broken bottles were found in an outside area.

Surveillance footage and witnesses indicate both incidents were started by residents.

Sol y Luna apartments filed eviction proceedings after seeing “sufficient evidence.”

Kozachik, who was reviewing if the city could punish the complex, applauded the eviction decision. He says the residents involved were University of Arizona students.

Julia Leon

Julia is a Digital Content Specialist for KVOA News 4 Tucson. In 2018, she earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in journalism from the University of Arizona.

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