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Jenny Yanez on Solidarity with the Muslim Community
by WTUL New Orleans 9.15 News & Views
Thursday Mar 16th, 2017 11:39 AM
Jenny Yanez joins WTUL News and Views in the studio to discuss how folks can stand in solidarity with the local Muslim community.
[ 24 minutes and 31 seconds ]

With nearly 20 years of experiences working with MSAs (Muslim Student Associations,) local mosques, Islamic schools, and other faith-based groups in the area, Jenny Yanez has a packed resume of collaborating, organizing, and spreading awareness around matters of faith, community, and social justice.

Ms. Yanez is a radio host and producer for NOLA Matter: Islam in the Crescent City on Thursdays at 5:00 pm on WHIV-LP/102.3FM. She currently serves as the Director of the Introduction to Islam-Islam 101 Program at the Jefferson Muslim Association (JMA), she is a member of Equity New Orleans for the City of New Orleans, and she is an active community organizer and public speaker.

§Photo by Kat Stromquist
by WTUL New Orleans 9.15 News & Views Thursday Mar 16th, 2017 11:39 AM
Jenny Yanez (left) at the "No Muslim Ban Rally and March" on January 29, 2017 that she helped organize in direct response to Donald Trump's executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries

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by anon
Friday Mar 17th, 2017 12:15 PM
Every Friday is wear a hijab day.

Many religions ask devote women to wear head-coverings: Jewish wigs, nuns and their veils. etc.

So a hijab-wearing woman is not so different.

What's different is the Islamaphobia.

So wear a hijab every Friday to confound the haters and to show your love and support for your sisters.