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Philadelphia March for Humanity by Bob Bruhin

Via Flickr:

We will not stand by quietly after the executive order that bans refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim countries (Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen). We oppose the ban and any other action that harms our communities or treats people with indignity. We will march on Saturday, February 4th from 1-4pm and we invite people to create sanctuary for each other in the midst of this crisis.

#SanctuaryEverywhere is the simple idea that everyday people can come together to keep each other safe. Whether we are welcoming refugees, protecting religious groups who have been attacked, working to ensure that Black Lives Matter, advocating for immigrants or protecting the rights of LGBTQI people, we will stay unified.

We cannot repeat past injustices. We cannot be divided and conquered. We will not fall for scapegoating. We will resist any policies that are racist, Islamophobic, or authoritarian.

Join with us and we will ensure each other’s safety.

#SanctuaryEverwhere
#NoBanNoWall

Master of Ceremonies:
Gregory Corbin, Director of Social Justice Leadership Institute, AFSC
Music provided by DJ Reezey

Speakers:
Kerri Kennedy | Associate General Secretary, AFSC
Rev. Gregory Holston | Executive Director, POWER
Ndeen Al-Barqawi | Poet, High School Student
Erika Almiron | Executive Director, Juntos
Celeste Zappala | Peace activist, First United Methodist Church of Germantown
Liz Ellis | Philadelphia NoDAPL
Bilal Khan | Young Muslims
Rona Buchalter | Director of Refugee Programming and Planning, HIAS-Pennsylvania
Lucy Duncan | Director of Friends Relations, AFSC
Jude Laure-Denis | Executive Director, POWER Northeast

Co-Sponsors:
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Interfaith coalition for the moral revolution
Jewish Voices for Peace- Philadelphia
Juntos
Nationalities Service Center
POWER
POWER Northeast
Women’s March Southeast PA Chapter
Young Muslims

Note: Facebook erroneously deleted the original event created by college freshman, Thomas Davidenko. Rest assured the protest is not cancelled, see you there!

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