Russell Simmons hosting “I Am A Muslim Too” Rally in Times Square on Sunday
Def Jam co-founder and Rush Communications CEO Russell Simmons will be hosting the "I Am A Muslim Too" rally in NYC's Times Square on February 19, as he has in previous years. The rally this year will be held in solidarity with those affected by the Trump Administration's Travel Ban and will feature speakers such as Rabbi Marc Chneier, Imam Shamsi Ali, and other civic and inter-faith leaders. Simmons gave the following statement 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
The rally will be held at 48th and Broadway from 12-4 PM.