March 11, 2015 – CUNY TV’s Independent Sources, on the significance of Mayor de Blasio’s announcement of adding the 2 Muslim Holidays into NYC public schools



New York Times: Muslims in New York City Unite on Push to Add Holidays to School Calendar



MSNBC: Muslims in NYC fight for holiday fairness



NY Daily News: New York City Public School Kids Getting New Muslim, Lunar New Year Holidays



Independent Sources: On this edition of Independent Sources, host Garry Pierre-Pierre speaks to Jason Kucsma of METRO – Metropolitan New York Library Council about the effects of the recent ‘net neutrality’ ruling. Then host Sarah Pizon interview Faiza Ali of the Arab American Association of New York about the campaign to get two major Muslim holidays added to the NYC public school calendar. Finally, Zyphus Lebrun takes a look at “Intermarried,” a new exhibit and book by American-born Israeli photographer Yael Ben-Zion.



CBS New York: Muslim City Councilman Pleased as Candidates Back School Holidays



Yahoo News: New York Schools May Close for Muslim Holidays



Huffington Post: Muslims Seek Religious Holiday Parity in Schools



CNN: New York’s Schools Should Observe Muslim Holidays



New York Times: New York Council Votes for Two Muslim Holidays