(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 10/26/07) – A representative of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) yesterday participated in a program entitled “Misrepresentations of Muslims and Minorities” at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The program, which was sponsored by the Muslim Students Association (MSA) focused upon showing parallels between historical misrepresentations of African-Americans and European Jews by media outlets, politicians, and religious/community leaders with current misrepresentations cast upon American Muslims.
CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid was the keynote speaker of the event, which was attended by some 150 persons.
“We welcome such opportunities to promote diversity and civil discourse during a time when bigots are promoting Islamophobia on university campuses,” said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid.
CONTACT: CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, Tel: 248-842-1418, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org