(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 6/16/08) – The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) recently gave a presentation to law enforcement agencies and advocacy groups about civil rights issues facing the American Muslims.
Topics covered at the forum included employment discrimination, harassment at educational institutions and religious/ethnic profiling. The event was sponsored by Advocates and Leaders for Policies and Community Trust (ALPACT), a coalition organized by the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion. It took place at the Arab-American Museum in Dearborn, Mich.
Among the agencies and organizations in attendance were the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, FBI, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Michigan State Police, Council of Organizations of Asian Indians in Michigan (COAIM), and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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.
CONTACT: CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, Tel: 248-559-2247, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org