(New York, NY, 06/08/2020) – Muslim leaders across New York City will hold a press conference in front of Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building at 163 W 125th St. in New York in response to police brutality across the country and structural racism underlying many policies that target, kill, and disenfranchise African-Americans in the country.
The Muslim community is calling for sweeping reforms in criminal justice and proposing structural changes in policies that directly affect lower socio-economic and African-American communities through racist discrimination in sectors ranging from housing, unemployment, healthcare, and education.
Furthermore, Muslim leaders and organizations are recommitting themselves to anti-racist work by forming joint coalitions and strategies on how to ally with and support the Black community.
WHAT: Islamic Leadership Council of New York in partnership with Muslim organizations and leaders are gathering together to commit to anti-racist work and justice and equity for the Black community by challenging white supremacy, structural racism, and police brutality.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 9, 2020. 11am.
WHERE: 163 W 125th St. New York, NY.