Russell Simmons hosted a Jewish/Muslim Dialogue event in New York City
Russell Simmons joined representatives from the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life and the Islamic Center at NYU last night to discuss the future of dialogue and collaboration between the two faiths at a panel discussion in NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life.
Both centers organized the panel in conjunction with the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, which is chaired by Russell Simmons, co-founder of Def Jam Records.
Mr. Simmons has some nice comments here.
I see the parallels to the struggles within the black community and, now, I see that with Islamophobia. It’s not only anti-Semitism that affects the community — everyone should want for each other what they want for themselves. If you’re a Jew, you should fight Islamophobia. If you’re a Muslim, you should fight anti-Semitism. That’s your job.