(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/19/14) — On Thursday, August 21, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will take part in a rally and vigil in Glen Burnie, Md., to promote social justice and end structural racism. The event is being organized by the Anne Arundel County chapter of the NAACP.
WHAT: Rally and Vigil to Promote Justice and End Structural Racism
WHEN: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 8 p.m.
WHERE: John Wesley Church, 6924 Ritchie Hwy, Glen Burnie, Md. 21061
CONTACT: CAIR’s Maryland Outreach Manager Zainab Chaudry, firstname.lastname@example.org, (443) 823-7816
“Five decades after the 1963 March on Washington, our nation still struggles to cope and heal from the wounds created by a long-standing legacy of racism,” said CAIR’s Maryland Outreach Manager Zainab Chaudry. “The African American community has borne the brunt of this pain, and the injustice of it cannot be ignored. Americans must stand in solidarity and work to eliminate structural racism that has become so normalized and ingrained within our society.”
CAIR is the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights 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 Md. Outreach Manager Zainab Chaudry, email@example.com, (443) 823-7816; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, firstname.lastname@example.org