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CAIR-Austin to Host ‘Open Mic Night’ on Anniversary of Muslim Ban

(AUSTIN, TX, 1/25/17) — On Saturday, January 27th, the Austin chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Austin) will host an “Open Mic Night” on the anniversary of the first Trump administration Muslim Ban executive order that barred refugees and individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

This event, held in support of the National Day of Action, will offer attendees an opportunity to express their thoughts on a variety of issues related to the impact of the Muslim Ban, current challenges faced by marginalized communities and what it means to be an American.

Attendees are encouraged to share personal stories, along with selections of poetry, prose and songs under the theme of “We are All America.” Those wishing to participate may also visit the event page.

WHAT: We Are All America, Open Mic Night

WHEN: Saturday, January 27, 7 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Malvern Books (613 W 29th St, Austin, TX 78705)

NOTE: The Open Mic Night is intended to bring the community together in solidarity and support. CAIR-Austin and Malvern Books ask that all speakers and attendees be kind and respectful to one another.

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.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR-Austin Executive Director, Maira Sheikh,


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