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Next Rally for Refugees Scheduled for Wednesday Night at DCA

by Prince Of Petworth January 31, 2017 at 4:30 pm 39 Comments

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Rally for Refugees at DCA:

“Wednesday, Feb. 1st
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
6 PM – 8 PM

On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order closing the nation’s borders to refugees and citizens of 7 predominantly Muslim countries: Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia. As a result, refugees and visa-holding migrants have been detained at several airports, including JFK and SFO. The order has since been stayed, but the fight is far from over.

Join us for a rally at Reagan National Airport to demand the release of all those detained and to tell President Trump that we stand with refugees. We will not be afraid to call this what it is: Islamophobia. We will not look away and we will not be silent. If the administration wants to make airports places of oppression, we will make them places of resistance. All of them.

Speakers will include:

Firas Nasr, WERK for Peace
Alli McCracken, DC for Palestine
Lillyanne Daigle, DisruptJ20
Yvana Petros & Grant Smith, No Lost Generation GWU
Carolyn Karcher, Jewish Voice for Peace
Becca AbuRakia-Einhorn, IfNotNow
Ramah Kudaimi, DC Justice for Muslims Coalition
Jeffrey Moy, Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)
Rev. Graylan Hagler, Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ
Raed Jarrar, American Friends Service Committee
Maha Hilal, National Coalition To Protect Civil Freedoms (NCPCF)
Darakshan Raja, Washington Peace Center & Muslim American Women’s Policy Forum”

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