World Hijab Day In NYC
- New York 02/01/2017 by Linda Perry (WBAI)
Women in hijabs, many wrapped in the American Flag, gathered on the steps of City Hall today to say we all stand together in unity. CAIR, NY says when a person's civil liberties are at risk, it affects all of us.
Women gathered to reaffirm the right of Muslim women to wear the hijab without fear of recrimination or discrimination and Muslim women spoke about why they wear the hijab.
They were joined by NYC Officials who stood with them. They said in the age of Trump our resolve is strong to resist bigotry, racism and islamophobia.
Please click on the link to hear the voices of Muslim women and our City Officials on this World Hijab Day.
NYC Council Member Laurie Cumbo: "Muslim women are changing the world!" City Hall, World Hijab Day, February 1, 2017