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CAIR National Litigation Director Lena Masri to Participate in UDC Prisoners’ Rights and Religious Freedom Panel

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/31/19) – On Saturday, February 2, CAIR National Litigation Director Lena F. Masri will participate in the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Law School’s 2019 Muslim Law Symposium panel discussion on “Incarceration and Religious Freedom.”

WHAT: CAIR Litigation Director Lena F. Masri to participate University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Law School’s 2019 Muslim Law Symposium panel discussion on “Incarceration and Religious Freedom”

WHEN: Saturday, February 2, Panel: 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. Full Symposium: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, Room 518, 4340 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/764401003926453/

Masri will be joined on the panel by Jonathan Smith, Former Litigation Director, Muslim Advocates; Professor Eric Balaban, Senior Staff Counsel with the National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union; Professor Khaled Beydoun, Associate Professor of Law University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) School of Law and Senior Affiliated Faculty at the University of California-Berkeley Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project; and Professor Ajmel Quereshi, Senior Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.

The panel will be moderated by UDC Associate Professor of Law Saleema Snow.

The theme of this year’s Muslim Law Symposium is “Our Forgotten Community: Prisoners’ Rights & Religious Freedom.”

As National Litigation Director of CAIR, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, Masri has litigated numerous cases involving constitutional rights and religious accommodations on behalf of American Muslim students, employees and those institutionalized in jails and prisons nationwide.

SEE: Federal Court Orders Washington Prison to Feed ”˜Starving’ Muslim Inmates Within Hours of CAIR Filing Suit

ALSO: CAIR Files Legal Challenge to Virginia Jail’s Religiously-Segregated ”˜God Pod’

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, 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 National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

 

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