(Rockville, Md., 8/23/14) – On August 24, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join a coalition of faith-based and civil rights organizations and partners at a prayer vigil in Rockville, Md., organized by the Montgomery County Chapter of the NAACP. The vigil is designed to call for healing, justice and peace in the aftermath of the unrest across the nation brought on by the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
Brown was the unarmed African American teenager shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014.
WHAT: Michael Brown Prayer Vigil to Call for Healing, Justice, & Peace
WHEN: Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 6:00PM
WHERE: Montgomery County Office Building, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Md. 20850
CONTACT: CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Zainab Chaudry, (443) 823-7816, email@example.com
On Thursday evening, CAIR participated in a rally and vigil to promote justice and end structural racism organized by the Anne Arundel County Chapter of NAACP in Maryland.
CAIR is 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 Md. Outreach Manager Zainab Chaudry, (443) 823-7816, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com