Check out the Calendar of Events for events in your area

Join us between May 8th – May 15th for a #NoMuslimBanEver campaign to raise awareness and continue the resistance against the Muslim and refugee bans. Let’s make sure that the courts and the country hears the voices of affected communities and allies in declaring: No Muslim Ban. Ever.

Background: On January 27th and again on March 6th, the Trump Administration issued executive orders that barred travel from six Muslim-majority nations and suspended the refugee program for 120 days. After federal judges in Hawai’i and Maryland blocked the implementation of significant parts of the executive order, the federal government appealed.  Hearings are scheduled for May 8th in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (Richmond, VA) and May 15th in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (Seattle, WA).

Join us for a week of resistance between May 8 and May 15 to declare #NoMuslimBanEver. During this critical week, we must continue to raise our voices against discriminatory policies like the Muslim and refugee bans. Below are ideas and resources that you can use to organize discussions, rallies, direct actions, and forums. Let us know about your event by completing our submission form and checking the Calendar of Resistance.

Here are five ways you can raise awareness and make your voice heard.

  1. If you are in the Virginia (May 8) or Seattle area (May 15), pack the courtroom or hold a rally outside. Make sure to connect first with organizations that are involved with the litigation (we will post more information about the groups to contact in early May).
  2. Hold peaceful and supportive gatherings in front of federal courthouses on May 8th and May 15th in other parts of the country. Make sure to learn about any regulations regarding permits and civic actions.
  3. Hold a discussion at your local place of worship, campus, or community center. Invite local community activists and organizations to speak about the impact of the Muslim and refugee bans.  
  4. Organize events at airports to welcome immigrants and refugees: Airport protests around the country paved the way for opposition to the Muslim and refugee bans.  Collaborate on an action with local groups that are organizing at airports.
  5. Join our Twitter Town Halls on May 9th and May 15th at 2PM EST/11AM PST using #NoMuslimBanEver to raise awareness online.

Resources

About the Muslim and Refugee Bans

Social Media Toolkits

Toolkits:

Actions and Campaigns

Supporting Muslim and Refugee organizations

While this is not a comprehensive list, the groups below provide helpful resources and information related to the Muslim and refugee bans and/or are participating in the #NoMuslimBanEver National Week of Resistance. 

African Communities Together

American Civil Liberties Union

American Arab Anti Discrimination Committee (ADC)

Amnesty International

Arab American Association of New York (AAANY)

Arab American Institute (AAI)

Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC)

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (AAJC-ALC)

Black Alliance for Just Immigration

Church World Service

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and their chapters around the nation

DC Justice for Muslims Coalition

Desis Moving Up and Rising (DRUM)

Dulles Justice Coalition

ICNA Council for Social Justice

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)

Muslim Advocates

MuslimARC

Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity (MASGD)

MPower Change

Museum of the City of New York 

National Iranian American Council

New York Immigration Coalition

National Immigration Law Center (NILC)

National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC)

Project South

The Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans (PANA)

South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)

Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC)

Unite Oregon

For More Information:
If you would like to contribute to this guide with Muslim and Refugee Ban related events or resources you are involved with, complete our submission form or contact us. Please frequently check https://nobannowallnoraids.wordpress.com for updates and the calendar of resistance.

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