This Sunday, February 19th, Russell Simmons will host a rally called "I Am A Muslim Too" in Times Square in New York City. The rally's immediate target is Trump's staunchly anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant stance, but it will also address the broader dangers of a Trump America.
"Everyone except white privileged males are in immediate danger," Simmons said in a press release. “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.”
Trump's short-lived immigration executive order prevented citizens of 7 predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States, but on February 9th, the 9th Circuit Court of Federal Appeals ruled 3-0 against the ban.