East Orange, NJ, January 31, 2017: The City of East Orange is proud to stand in solidarity with Muslim women worldwide in observance of the 5th Annual World Hijab Day (WHD) on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. On that date, women regardless of faith, are encouraged to wear Hijab (traditional head covering) to promote a more peaceful world where global citizens respect each other.
East Orange Mayor Lester E. Taylor III, Council Chairman Ted Green and Fifth Ward Councilman Mustafa Brent will make remarks during a brief observance ceremony to be held in the lobby of City Hall on Wed, Feb. 1 at 2:15pm. All are welcome to participate and show their support.
“East Orange has a large, diverse and longstanding Muslim population that makes up the fabric of who we are as a community,” said Mayor Lester E. Taylor III. “With President Donald Trump’s recent travel ban and the spew of hate that has steadily increased against Muslim-Americans in 2016 and 2017, it is crucial that we show our support for religious freedom and the basic principles upon which this nation was founded.”
For more information on this worldwide event, please visit worldhijabday.com.