Multiracial and multi-faith group joined by elected officials to express solidarity with of Muslim and Arab, immigrant, LGBT, Jewish communities and with those with disabilities The day after Chicagoans shut down O’Hare Airport to force the release of detained refugee families and resist President Trump’s ongoing flurry of executive orders
By Urvashi Verma In the wake of huge protests during Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s rally in Chicago earlier last month, more than 300 Chicago residents, including members from 30 different interfaith organizations and community groups, gathered at Fountain Square in Evanston March 20 to protest against Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric.
‘Systemic Islamophobia’ attacked at rally at Fountain Square. By Tim Moran Several organizations throughout the North Shore and Chicagoland gathered in one of America’s most progressive cities last weekend to show solidarity with Muslims. More than 100 heard speeches and sounded off that anti-Muslim bigotry is unacceptable at Fountain Square
By Alexis O’Connor Dozens of local groups organized and supported a gathering in downtown Evanston expressing solidarity with Muslim Americans. The crowd began to swell past 100 attendees at Fountain Square on Sunday afternoon as multiple speakers rallied against Islamophobia. Event coordinator, and member of Jewish Voice for Peace, Lesley
Nearly 200 people, including representatives from over 30 organizations, rallied in Evanston Sunday afternoon against “anti-Muslim bigotry.” Rally-goers, who demonstrated at Evanston’s Fountain Square, also distributed posters in support of refugees and against racial and religious profiling to local businesses and homes. The signs said, “Stop Profiling Muslims” and “Refugees
Open Communities’ note: The event was not planned in response to Trump’s rally. Our message said that the turnout was expected to be bigger than anticipated in the wake of that protest. Anti-hate groups to meet at Fountain Square to show support for Muslims. By Tim Moran An array of
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