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Orange County educators, politicians wear hijabs in solidarity with Muslim women
by Jill Replogle
Orange County teachers and local leaders wore headscarves on Wednesday in solidarity with Muslim women for World Hijab Day.
The event is an annual, worldwide event started in 2013 by a New York woman as a way to encourage religious tolerance by inviting non-Muslim women to try wearing a hijab for a day.
Muslim advocate Rida Hamida coordinated activities this year in Orange County, starting with passing out 200 hijabs at the Orange County Women's March that took place in Santa Ana on Jan. 21. She asked recipients to wear the hijabs on Feb. 1 and post pictures of themselves on social media with the hashtag #IStandWithHijabis.
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