(ST. PAUL, MN, 4/28/08) – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) recently organized a community dialogue with the NAACP-MN and Masjid An-Nur focusing on African-American Muslims and the civil rights movement.
Speakers at the sold-out event included Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, CAIR-MN Chapter Coordinator Chris Schumacher, NAACP-Minneapolis President Duane Reed, NAACP-St. Paul President Nathaniel Khaliq, and Imam Makram El-Amin of Masjid An Nur.
“American Muslims are indebted to the African-American community. Had it not been for the struggles of African-Americans and others, we would not have the civil rights we have today,” CAIR-MN Chapter Coordinator Chris Schumacher.
CAIR-MN is currently organizing a Minnesota Muslim Intercultural Dialogue Series.
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties and advocacy 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-MN Chapter Coordinator Chris Schumacher, 651-808-4110, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org