|Date:||June 14th, 2014|
|Time:||12 - 3pm (UTC-06:00)|
|Location:||5192 Hidalgo Street, Houston, TX|
On Saturday, June 15th, inspired and motivated Sufi students from across the U.S. gathered Houston, Texas to show their support for preserving the integrity of their school’s sacred symbol.
The peaceful protest, organized by angered Sufi students, was aimed at bringing awareness to Roberto Cavalli’s misrepresentation of sacred religious emblems and lack of concern for offending the effected population. Gathered in front of the Nordstrom store at the Houston Galleria, students were eager to take part in their much anticipated rally; once the protest began, the students’ passion for protecting their sacred symbol was evident to all onlookers, many of whom stopped to ask for further information about the campaign.
Thanks to the motivation from the support and success of rallies around the world, the students protested tirelessly from twelve to three o’clock in the afternoon, despite the ninety degree temperature and blaring hot Texas sun. Their pained voices shook the store, and attracted not only the attention of passerby and mall shoppers, but also media correspondents.
Midway through the rally, the protesters were filmed and interviewed for news agencies, and the story was aired later that night on Houston’s KHOU (Channel 11) and Euronews. The students went above and beyond to show their disappointment from Cavalli’s actions, and will continue to do so until their voices are heard.
If you would join the movement to stop the exploitation of religious symbols for commercial purposes, please contact us. We will not cease to express our concern until we are heard.