By Jazz Monroe.
Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons will host the “I Am A Muslim Too” rally in New York’s Times Square this Sunday. Linda Sarsour, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, and more will speak at the event, held in solidarity with those affected by the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban. It’ll run from midday until 4 p.m. Simmons will be joined by hosts Rabbi Marc Schneier (president of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding), and Imam Shamsi Ali (of the Jamaica Muslim Center). Read Simmons’ statement below, via a press release.
Everyone except white privileged males are in immediate danger. African Americans, women, Latinos, Asians and LGBTQ are all at risk, but there is no freedom in that privileged status either because the spirit of the oppressor is oppressed as well. We are living in a time when unity will make America great. This is a special moment for all Americans of good will to band together to promote the kind of compassion and equality for others that we want for ourselves.
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