People of diverse nationalities stood in 35-degree weather at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza on February 11th to protest President Trump’s racist and exclusionary executive orders.
Testimonials from guests and attendees from various immigrant communities spoke about what being in America means to them and how immigration has made America great.
Everyone at the demonstration was moved and inspired by the determination and success of Haben Girma, the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, who champions disability rights. Ms. Girma, who flew from San Francisco to be at the rally, has earned recognition as a White House Champion of Change, and has been honored by Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton in addition to Forbes 30 under 30 and BBC Women of Africa Hero. (https://habengirma.com)
No less important were stories delivered by designer Norbert Akou (https://www.facebook.com/AKOUfashion) and others at the rally who talked passionately about what it meant to them to live in America.