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CAIR-MI Participates in Diversity Festival


(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 7/16/07) – The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) recently participated in the 5th Annual Diversity Celebration in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

The festival, which was sponsored by New Latino Visions, showcased musical performances, dances and cuisines from a variety of ethnic and religious groups.

The keynote speaker for the event was CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, who spoke to approximately 300 people about the unique demographics of America and the importance of becoming acquainted with various cultures and religions to assist in eliminating misconceptions and bigotry.

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 33 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, 248.842.1418,


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