(BALTIMORE, MD, 10/1/18) – On Thursday, October 11, the Maryland Outreach office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Muslim Student Association (MSA), the UMBC African Student Association (ASA), and the UMBC Black Student Union (BSU), will hold a screening of CAIR’s new film “In Their Footsteps: An American Muslim Civil Rights Journey” for students and staff at UMBC.
Video: Trailer for CAIR’s ‘In Their Footsteps: An American Muslim Civil Rights Journey’
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Admission is free and open to the public. RSVP is requested at: http://InTheirFootsteps.EventBrite.com
WHAT: Screening of CAIR’s Film ”˜In Their Footsteps: An American Muslim Civil Rights Journey’
WHEN: Thursday, October 11, 8:15 to 9:15 p.m.
WHERE: University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Campus, Lecture Hall 1 (Next to Commons). See campus map here. See parking map here.
CONTACT: CAIR Director of Maryland Outreach Zainab Chaudry, email@example.com, 410-971-6062
“This screening will serve as one of many gateways for audience members to sign up and join in doing racial justice work,” said CAIR Director of Maryland Outreach Zainab Chaudry.
“I hope the screening of this film will open doors to open and candid discussions about race and inequality not only in America’s past but in today’s present-day climate,” said UMBC MSA President Sawdatou Drame.
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.
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.
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.