Muslims to Join 50th Anniversary March on Washington Rally

Jobs-and-justice(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/27/13) -- On Wednesday, August 28, join the CAIR team and fellow Muslims participating in the 50th Anniversary March on Washington Realize the Dream March & Rally. We will mark the 50th anniversary of 1963 March on Washington by walking from the Georgetown University Law Center to the Lincoln Memorial where marchers will join the "Let Freedom Ring Commemoration & Call to Action" rally.

At the rally, marchers will hear President Barack Obama commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream Speech." Former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter will also address the rally.

DATE: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
TIME: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
LOCATION: Meet at Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Manager Robert McCaw, 202-716-6242, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR-MD Vice President Zainab Chaudry, zchaudry@cair.com, (410) 971-6062; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com
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Activists from across the nation will meet in front of the Georgetown University Law Center at 8 a.m. to join the "March for Jobs and Justice." To meet with Muslim organizers, look for signs that read "Muslims for Jobs & Justice," "Muslims for the March" and "Muslim Support for 1965 Voting Rights Act."

At 9 a.m., veterans of the 1963 march will lead a 1.6-mile walk through downtown Washington, D.C., with many stops at historic sites, proceeding to the Lincoln Memorial.

For those unable to make the march, the "Let Freedom Ring Commemoration & Call to Action" rally at the Lincoln Memorial takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

American Muslims for the 50th Anniversary March on Washington Realize the Dream March Rally is supported by: Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), DC Muslim Caucus, Islamic Relief USA (IR USA), and Muslim American Citizens Coalition and Public Affairs Council (MACCPAC)

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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