From the #NoMuslimBanEver Rally in Richmond, VA that congregated protestors from DC and the Richmond area, to the Twitter Town Hall on the Muslim/Refugee Ban anchored by Abed Ayoub (ADC), Asha Noor (CAIR-MI) and Naureen Shah (Amnesty International), the courts and the public have been hearing loud and clear that we as people of conscience will not stand for any kind of ban.
The final push of the National Week of Resistance comes on Monday May 15th at 8:30 AM PST with the second #NoMuslimBanEver Rally in Seattle outside of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The day continues with the final Twitter Town Hall focused on Islamophobia and Immigrants at 2 PM EST with Avideh Moussavian (NILC), Ben Ndugga-Kabuye (BAJI), Lindsay Schubiner (Center for New Community), and Patrice Lawrence (UndocuBlack).
Check out the Calendar of Events
- May 15 | 8:30 – 10:30 AM PST: (Seattle, WA) Rally against the Travel Ban with Americans for Refugees and Immigrants at 1010 Fifth Ave Seattle, WA 98104.
- May 15| 2 PM EST (Online) #NoMuslimBanEver Twitter Town Hall
- May 15 | 6:30 PM EST (NYC) “Muslim in New York” Panel at the Museum of the City of New York. Free Event, Register here.
- Zain Abdullah, Anthropologist and associate professor of Religion at Temple University; author of Black Mecca: The African Muslims of Harlem (Oxford University Press, 2010)
- Zaheer Ali, Oral historian at Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) and Director of BHS’s new Muslims in Brooklyn project
- Debbie Almontaser, Founder and CEO of Bridging Cultures Group
- Vivek Bald, Scholar, documentary filmmaker, and author of Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America (Harvard University Press, 2013)
- Sarah Sayeed (moderator), Senior Advisor for the Community Affairs Unit at the New York City Mayor’s Office, former Program Director of the Interfaith Center of New York