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CAIR-MN to Join Minnesota Coalition to Rebuild, Heal Immigrant Businesses in Twin Cities

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 06/04/20) – On Friday, June 5, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Minnesota) will take part in a news conference in Minneapolis to announce a fundraising initiative to rebuild and heal Immigrant businesses in the Twin Cities.

WHAT: CAIR-Minnesota News Conference for Effort to Rebuild and Heal Immigrant Businesses in the Twin Cities

WHEN: Friday, June 5, 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: 717 East Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

WHO: Coalition Leaders, Impacted Business Members, Elected Officials

CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070, jhussein@cair.com, Henry Jiménez – Executive Director Latino Economic Development Center, 702-808-7844, African Development Center (ADC) Executive Director, Nasibu Sareva, 612-423-2898, Gene Gelgelu-President and CEO- African Economic Development Solutions, 651-815-9367

“In the aftermath of yet another high-profile police killing, we will strive to rebuild the businesses that have been traumatized by the chaos and ‘destruction,’ and by the impact of gentrification,” said CAIR-Minnesota Executive Director Jaylani Hussein.

The coalition fully supports the local movement for black lives and demands justice for George Floyd and others across our state and nation who have been killed by police brutality. We will do our part to make sure we have long-term solutions to eliminating state violence.

The fundraising is a joint effort between the African Development Center (ADC), African Economic Development Solutions (AEDS), Council on American-Islamic Relations – Minnesota Chapter (CAIR-Minnesota), and the Latino Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) in support of immigrant-owned businesses on Lake Street, Midway and across the Twin Cities.

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070, jhussein@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

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