(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 11/7/2013) -- A representative of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) yesterday spoke to students at Henry Ford Academy in Detroit, Michigan about the importance of connecting the history of the civil rights movement with contemporary challenges of ethnic and religious discrimination.
CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid spoke to three classes about the similarities and progress in which civil rights activists face from fifty years ago to today. Walid discussed the issue of racial profiling by law enforcement and how it adversely affects communities of color and religious minorities.
"We welcome such opportunities to engage the next generation of community leaders and activists, who will work towards making America a more perfect union with freedom, justice and equality for all," said CAIR-MI Executive Director Walid.
For more information, contact CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, 248-559-2247, [email protected]