City Agencies, Leading Muslim-American Organizations and Community Organizations Join Forces For a #Onenewyork Day of Action: Protecting Our Muslim Communities


Consumer Affairs, Immigrant Affairs and Human Rights, along with Leading Muslim-American Organizations and Community Partners, Conduct Outreach to Reassure and Educate Muslim New Yorkers about City Protections and Resources

On Wednesday, February 8 at 7:30 a.m. (press conference at 9:30 a.m.), the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA), the City Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), and the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit (CAU) will host a #OneNewYork Day of Action: Protecting Our Muslim Communities to remind fellow New Yorkers, especially our Muslim communities and all other communities perceived as such, that the City is committed to protecting all New Yorkers where they live, work, and shop, and offers services to help those in need, regardless of immigration status or background.

Teams from the City, as well as elected officials and community partners, will visit 12 subway stations in key neighborhoods during the morning rush hour to distribute information about access to free immigration services and protection from discrimination, as well as workplace retaliation, in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Arabic, Bengali and Urdu.


Press Conference

Northeast corner of Bay Ridge Avenue and 4th Avenue, 9:30 a.m. Bay Ridge, Brooklyn


Leafleting: 7:30 – 9 a.m, R train station at Bay Ridge Avenue, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn


Lorelei Salas, DCA Commissioner; Carmelyn P. Malalis, CCHR Commissioner; Bitta Mostofi, MOIA Assistant Commissioner; Dr. Sarah Sayeed, CAU Senior Advisor; Staff from DCA, CCHR, MOIA and CAU and elected officials. Also, Arab-American Association of New York; Council on American-Islamic Relations-New York; Muslim Community Network, Make the Road New York and the  New York Immigration Coalition, plus volunteers from multiple partner community organizations.

Edited by Gregg Morris,