English Arabic French Spanish Urdu

Action: Mark March on Washington Anniversary with Khutbas, Event Participation

MOW50CAIR Action Alert #708

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/21/13) -- CAIR today called on American Muslims and all those who seek justice and mutual understanding to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington with khutbas (Friday sermons) examining the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and by taking part in local and national events marking the occasion.

In a commentary released today, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad wrote in part:

"After 50 years, the Civil Rights Movement is at a crucial juncture. American Muslims are now part of that movement and we stand ready to do our part in the never-ending struggle for justice undertaken by Dr. King and men and women like him throughout our nation's history."

Awad recommended that those seeking information about events marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington go to: http://officialmlkdream50.com/

Major events include the August 24 "50th Anniversary March on Washington Realize the Dream March & Rally" from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

For more info: http://nationalactionnetwork.net

Events marking the anniversary will culminate with former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter joining President Barack Obama and civil rights leaders at the  "Let Freedom Ring Commemoration & Call To Action," rally also at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28. 

Take Action Report an Incident

Latest Blog Posts

My Fight Against Anti-Muslim Laws, and for Religious Freedom
Freedom of Religion
By Jonathan Herrera When considering what internships to apply for as I seek a master’s degree in public policy, I focused on programs that woul...
Continue Reading...
Rate this blog entry:
Supreme Court Ruling in EEOC v. Abercrombie
Civil Rights
Last month, the United States Supreme Court affirmed the standard used to determine the right to a religious accommodation in the workplace. In Equal ...
Continue Reading...
Rate this blog entry: