(BALTIMORE, MD, 11/1/18) – On Sunday, November 4, the Maryland outreach office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim Community Center (MCC) will hold a screening of CAIR’s new film “In Their Footsteps: An American Muslim Civil Rights Journey” for students and staff at MCC in Silver Spring, Md.
Video: Trailer for CAIR’s ‘In Their Footsteps: An American Muslim Civil Rights Journey’
SEE: Facebook Event Page
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: Sunday, November 4, Noon to 1:15 p.m.
WHERE: Muslim Community Center (MCC), Main Hall, 15200 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD.
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 racial justice work,” said CAIR Director of Maryland Outreach Zainab Chaudry.
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.