- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 1, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Latest on “World Hijab Day” in New Mexico and around the country (all times local):

5:30 p.m.

College campuses across the U.S honored “World Hijab Day” with Muslim female students showing non-Muslims how to wear the head covering used by some women who practice Islam.

Students at the University of New Mexico on Wednesday hosted a booth on campus and helped non-Muslims try on the hijab before they posted selfies on social media.

Sarah Rivali of Albuquerque tried on the hijab along with a few dozen other women for the first time. She says the head covering made her feel beautiful.

The day, founded in 2013 by New Yorker Nazma Khan, started in reaction to Muslim women being harassed for wearing the hijab. Organizers ask non-Muslim women to wear hijabs for a day in solidarity with Muslim women worldwide.

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3:30 p.m.

Some Muslim women say they are mixed on the purpose of “World Hijab Day” amid Islamophobia and President Donald Trump’s travel ban on several Muslim-majority countries.

Mouna Mana, director of Arabic Language & Culture at Qatar Foundation International in Washington, D.C., said Wednesday she finds the event is “sweet, but uninspired.” She says there are many ways activists can show solidarity with Muslim women who face many issues. Mana also says not all of Muslim women wear hijabs.

The day, founded in 2013 by New Yorker Nazma Khan, started in reaction to Muslim women being harassed for wearing the head covering used by some women who practice Islam. Organizers ask non-Muslim women to wear hijabs for a day in solidarity with Muslim women worldwide.

The University of New Mexico and other college campuses are holding “World Hijab Day” on Wednesday.

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12:30 p.m.

University of New Mexico Muslim students are set to host “World Hijab Day” on campus amid protests over President Donald Trump’s travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries.

Muslim students on Wednesday will set up a booth and asked non-Muslim students to take photos of themselves in hijabs and post them on social media.

Students on other college campuses nationwide are holding similar events.

The day, founded in 2013 by New Yorker Nazma Khan, started in reaction to Muslim women being harassed for wearing the head covering used by some women who practice Islam. Organizers ask non-Muslim women to wear the hijab for a day in solidarity with Muslim women worldwide.

Students at Bluefield College in Virginia and Simpson College in Iowa also are scheduled to participate in World Hijab Day.

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A previous version of this story had the incorrect day.

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