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CAIR-MI Rep Participates in City’s ‘Unity Iftar,’ Receives Award

(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 9/28/07) – The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) yesterday participated in the City of Lansing’s first annual Unity Iftar Program at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan.

The iftar (fasting breaking) program, entitled “Building Bridges,” was co-sponsored by the Mayor of Lansing, Virg Bernero, and the Mayor of East Lansing, Sam Singh.

Government officials, representatives from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Michigan State University and clergy from the Christian, Islamic, Jewish and Sikh faiths were in attendance.

CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid was the keynote speaker for the event and was presented with a special recognition award by the Mayor of Lansing and the Mayor of East Lansing after his speech.

“We welcome opportunities such as this to promote diversity and mutual respect, particularly in the company of government officials and religious clergy,” said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid.

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, Tel: 248-842-1418, E-Mail:


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