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CAIR-MN to Organize Free Legal Clinic at 'Day of Dignity'

Day-of-Dignity(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 10/7/14) – On Saturday, October 11, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will host its 3rd Annual Free Brief Advice Legal Clinic at the Twin Cities Day of Dignity.

WHAT: Free Brief Advice Legal Clinic
WHEN: Saturday, October 11, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: Masjid An Nur, 1729 North Lyndale Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55411

The Twin Cities Day of Dignity is an annual community event hosted by Masjid An-Nur, Al Maauum Neighborhood Outreach, and Islamic Relief. It offers free services, including health care services, haircuts, books and school supplies, winter clothing, health and hygiene clinics, music, and more.

SEE: Twin Cities Day of Dignity

The Free Brief Advice Legal Clinic will provide advice in areas such as civil rights, housing, family law, immigration, and employment.

"Many individuals find it difficult to understand and navigate the legal system," said CAIR-MN Civil Rights Attorney Ellen Longfellow. "CAIR-MN seeks to make legal services more accessible in the community."

CAIR-MN has created a network of 50 Minnesota Muslim attorneys and law students. The group plans to organize more free legal clinics and seminars in the community. Attorneys and law students interested in volunteering can contact CAIR-MN This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 612-206-3360

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: CAIR-MN Civil Rights Attorney Ellen Longfellow, 612-206-3360, E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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