(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 3/24/08) – A representative of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) addressed some 300 people yesterday at the American Moslem Society in Dearborn, Mich. on the history of civil rights issues in the Muslim community.
CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid gave a talk titled “Muslims and Civil Rights: Our Past and Present,” which focused on the civil rights issues of American Muslims beginning from the era of the Asian Exclusion Act of 1924 to the present.
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 35 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: 248-559-2247, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org