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CAIR-MI Participates in Social Justice Forum

CAIR-MI PARTICIPATES IN HEALTH DISPARITIES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE FORUM AT UNIVERSITY

(LATHRUP VILLAGE, MI, 10/26/06) – The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) yesterday participated in a forum entitled “Human Dignity, Human Capacity, and Social Justice: Examining Genetics and Health Disparities” at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The 90-minute forum, sponsored by the School of Public Health’s Life Sciences and Society Program, discussed from medical, legal and religious perspectives regarding health disparities in society relating to social injustice and remedies to improve the spiritual, mental and physical health within society.

Panelists at the forum were Toby Citrin, Director of the Michigan Center for Genomics and Public Health, Dr. David Ginsburg, Professor of Internal Medicine and Human Genetics for the University of Michigan, Dr. Jerry Walden, Founder of Packard Community Clinic, Rev. Paul Versluis, Pastor of Shalom Community Church, and Dawud Walid, CAIR-MI Executive Director.

CONTACT: Dawud Walid, CAIR-MI Executive Director, 248-559-2447 or director@cairmichigan.org

 

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