(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/16/18) – The Maryland outreach office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim Community Center (MCC) recently held a screening of CAIR’s new film “In Their Footsteps: An American Muslim Civil Rights Journey” for community members at MCC in Silver Spring, Md.
The Maryland screening followed a “sneak preview” event held earlier in the year at The Mosque Cares national convention in Newark, N.J.
SEE: CAIR to Offer NJ Muslim Convention Attendees Sneak Preview of Film Exploring American Muslims’ Reflections on Past and Present Racial Injustice
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUESTED:
Community members and leaders nationwide may request to host a screening of “In Their Footsteps: An American Muslim Civil Rights Journey” by sending a completed copy of the “CAIR Film Screening Request” form found at: Click on: “Download the ‘Film Screening Request Form” under “Host a Screening.”
Video: Trailer for CAIR’s ‘In Their Footsteps: An American Muslim Civil Rights Journey’
The 21-minute film features some 30 American Muslim civil rights leaders who journeyed through Alabama earlier this year to learn about the history of slavery, lynching, segregation, and about present-day racial injustice.
During the journey, the Muslim leaders attended the inauguration of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery and learned from experts at the historic 16th Street Baptist church, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Civil Rights Memorial.
SEE: 30 CAIR Leaders to Attend Inauguration of Lynching Memorial in Alabama
Attendees will hear deeply personal and emotional reflections from American Muslims — including African-American Muslims — who lived through segregation and Jim Crow laws, and for whom the journey brought back memories from their own lives.
The film was produced by True Intent Productions and CAIR.
Earlier this year, on June 19, CAIR launched the “Alabama Civil Rights Tour Photo Journal Project.” CAIR’s month-long campaign shared images, along with personal reflections, from the Alabama tour. The CAIR photos and reflections can be tracked on social media using the hashtags #AlabamaPilgrimage and #Juneteenth2018.
SEE: CAIR to Mark Juneteenth with Month-Long Photo Journal of Muslim Activists on Alabama Civil Rights Tour
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ; CAIR Communications Manager Naaz Modan, 202-748-4319,