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CAIR: Kentucky Chapter of National Muslim Group to Hold Formal Launch Event

CAIR logoWHAT: On Friday, April 14, the newly-formed Kentucky chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kentucky) will hold an official launch event featuring guest speaker Imam Dawud Walid, who is executive director of CAIR’s Michigan chapter. Walid will speak about “Facing the Challenges of Islamophobia.”

There is no charge for admission. Light refreshments will be served.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization.

WHEN: Friday, April 14, 6-8 p.m.

WHERE: Lexington Universal Academy, 4580 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY  40515


CONTACT: CAIR-Kentucky Executive Director Omar Ghani, 502-338-8578, CAIR-Kentucky Chair Waheeda Muhammad, 859-296-0206,

The launch of CAIR-Kentucky is part of an expansion of the national organization’s chapter network around the country.

SEE: NY Times Interviews CAIR-Kentucky Chair Waheeda Muhammad

The Washington-based civil rights and advocacy organization urges community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR’s Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at:      

CAIR’S 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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