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CAIR, Community Partners Hold Interfaith Forum to End Hate in Anne Arundel County, Maryland

(BALTIMORE, Md., 12/19/20) – On Thursday, December 17, CAIR’s office in Maryland partnered with the Caucus of African American Leaders, NAACP-Anne Arundel County, Connecting the Dots-AAC, Anne Arundel County Indivisible, March on Maryland, and the Anne Arundel County Muslim Council to host a virtual interfaith forum aimed to end hate in the county. 

Video: Anne Arundel County United to End Hate: Empowering Interfaith Communities to Rise Up Against Racism

“In these challenging times, when our work for justice and inclusivity is more under attack than ever, we thank our community partners and panelists for investing in this important and timely conversation,” said Director of CAIR’s office in Maryland Zainab Chaudry. 

Organized in response to a string of recent bias-motivated incidents targeting Muslim and African-American communities, the event was held in partnership with the Office of the Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, the office of the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney, and the Anne Arundel County Police Department. 

Featured speakers included County Executive Steuart Pittman, State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess, Major Katherine Goodwin, youth leaders on the County Executive’s Youth Advisory Council and representatives from the sponsoring organizations. 

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 misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.    

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CONTACT: CAIR Office in Maryland Director Zainab Chaudry, 410-971-6062, zchaudry@cair.com

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