Press Releases

Oklahoma Teacher Pressured to Quarantine Over Ebola Panic - African Community Defense Project

A public outcry and petition campaign pressured an Oklahoma teacher to quarantine herself after a church mission trip to Rwanda- even though Rwanda is 3,000 miles away from the Ebola outbreak.

Staten Island Africans Face Ebola Slurs, Lost Business - African Community Defense Project

West African immigrants on Staten Island report that they have lost business due to Ebola fears, and that they encounter slurs and harassment on the street.

Boys Bullied by Classmates, Called "Ebola" - African Community Defense Project

Two Senegalese boys aged 11 and 13 were allegedly assaulted by students at their Bronx school who shouted "Ebola" at them. The boys' parents and the African Advisory Council are calling for public schools to protect African children in New York public schools from bullying and Ebola stigma.

At Bronx Townhall, Ebola Stigma Stories Emerge - African Community Defense Project

At a Bronx townhall meeting about Ebola, Africans shared their experiences of being wrongfully targeted or harassed due to Ebola stigma. Civic leaders, including Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., condemned anti-African discrimination.

NY Hospital Worker Alleges Job Discrimination Over Ebola Fears - African Community Defense Project

NY1 tells the story of Fanta Toure, a certified nursing assistant who states that she was kept out of work at a Queens hospital because she recently traveled to Guinea- even though she wasn't exposed to Ebola and had no symptoms.

ACT at African Day Parade!

African Communities Together members had a great time at the African Day Parade and Festival, marching, dancing, and spreading the word about ACT's services and campaigns to the other participants.

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