Stomp Out the Muslim Ban! @ Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn [16 October]

Stomp Out the Muslim Ban!

18:30 - 20:30

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Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, New York 11201
On Monday, October 16th, young women activists from the Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) will present “Stomp Out the Muslim Ban!”, an art protest and dance rally at Brooklyn Borough Hall in response to the current presidential administration’s travel ban, now in its third iteration, targeting individuals from 6 Muslim-majority countries, as well as Venezuela and North Korea.

“Stomp Out the Muslim Ban!” will feature a large-scale projection onto Brooklyn Borough Hall’s exterior of a video created by young Arab women showcasing dabkeh, a form of Arab step dancing. The video projection will be accompanied by a rally in which girls and young women are invited to share the impact the Ban and anti-Muslim bigotry has had on them and their communities. “Stomp Out the Muslim Ban!” will close with a performances from dance groups standing in solidarity against the ban, and a group dabke dance, celebrating Arabic culture while protesting bigotry.

The event is held in partnership with the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC)’ TAKE ON HATE Campaign and The Illuminator an art-activist collective. This event is in cooperation with the national #NoMuslimBanEver Campaign, a grassroots awareness and mobilization effort happening in the weeks leading up to and on October 18, 2017, when the newest Muslim Ban goes into effect.

Co-Sponsors as of 10/11:
Arab American Association of New York
African Communities Together
Bay Ridge for Social Justice
CAIR-New York
Circle OASIS — Serving youth and their families
Jewish Voice for Peace
National Writers Union
Yemeni American Merchants Association — YAMA
Women for Afghan Women

Endorsers as of 10/11:
Al-Awda -NY
CACF: Coalition for Asian American Children & Families
Gabriela NY
Iranian Community of the Northeast — ICON
Jews for Racial and Economic Justice [JFREJ]
Legal Services Staff Association, NOLSW/UAW Local 2320
MPower Change
National Writers Union
NYS Youth Leadership Council
War Resisters League
WOW Café Theatre

Performances by:
Batala New York
Brenda Leon
Kinding Sindaw

This project is funded in part by The Brooklyn Community Foundation, the NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation.
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