(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 9/7/07) – The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) yesterday participated in the Michigan Alliance Against Hate Crimes Conference in Lansing, Michigan.
The annual conference, which is sponsored by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, focuses on the roles of media, community based organizations and law enforcement in addressing and combating hate crimes. Some 350 government officials and community activists attended the conference.
CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid was a panelist, addressing “Crimes Against Persons, Property and Society” and the increase of vandalisms of houses of worship in Michigan.
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, email@example.com