CAIR-OK: Okla. Muslim Advocacy Group to Host 'Remembering Malcolm X' Event

Remembering Malcolm X: Passing on his legacy(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 2/20/13) -- On February 21, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will host a panel discussion, "Remembering Malcolm X: Passing On His Legacy," at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City. The discussion will serve as an opportunity to highlight Malcolm X's effective impacts on society as a civil rights leader and provide a space to discuss current and future opportunities to encourage awareness on behalf of underrepresented citizens.

WHAT: Remember Malcolm X: Passing on His Legacy

WHEN: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, 3815 N. St Clair Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73112

CONTACT: CAIR-OK Executive Director Adam Soltani, 405-248-5853, [email protected]

Panelists include CAIR-OK's Executive Director Adam Soltani, Rep. Anastasia Pittman of Oklahoma's 99th District, and Rev. Lance Schmitz of Capitol Hill Church of Nazarene. The speakers' diverse backgrounds will help to shed light on civil liberty issues being faced in communities across Oklahoma, as well as how Oklahomans' can incorporate Malcolm X's legacy into their activist efforts.

"February 21 marks the anniversary of the date of the assassination of Malcolm X, one of our countries great civil rights leaders," said Adam Soltani, executive director of CAIR Oklahoma. "Through this event we hope to discuss the impact of civil rights leaders such as Malcolm X, and how we can continue to pass on their legacy today."

CAIR-OK is a chapter of America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy 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-OK Executive Director Adam Soltani, 405-248-5853, [email protected]; Director of Islamic Information for the Islamic Society Saad Mohammed, 405-210-4775, [email protected]