Writer David Simon is teaming up with a group that looks to spur community involvement among tech workers to organize a rally for inclusivity in the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries.
“City of Immigrants: A Night of Support” is set for Feb. 13 at Beth Am Synagogue in Reservoir Hill. The event has speakers such as Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson, historian Taylor Branch and House of Cards creator Beau Willimon, as well as speakers from the ACLU and National Immigration Law Center, among other groups. Steve Earle is also going to play some tunes.
It’s a free event, but a ticket is required.
Tech Solidarity, a group that formed in November and has held rallies around the country, is a co-sponsor of the event with Simon’s Blown Deadline Productions. Simon created The Wire, among other city-focused series.
Huge honor to be co-sponsoring this fundraiser with with one of my heroes, who is ponying up $100K in matching funds https://t.co/sa7xSpKTs9
— TechSolidarity (@TechSolidarity) February 8, 2017
Tech has been one of the groups at the forefront of protest to the immigration order, with companies signing on to oppose the order and tech workers from companies like Comcast holding major protests.-30-