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CAIR-NY to Co-Host Forum on Race, Religion and Politics

(NEW YORK, NY, 8/13/08) – On Thursday, August 14, the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), together with the Islamic Center at New York University and the Shabbaz Center, will co-host a panel discussion on “Race, Religion and Politics: The New Political Landscape.”
Speakers for this panel include Shabbaz Center Board Member Dr. Amir Al-Islam and Hazel Dukes, president of the NY office of the NAACP. The event will be moderated by community activist Fatima Ashraf.
Panelists will discuss how race and religion are politicized in elections, specifically during the 2008 general election. Following the discussion, the speakers will take questions from the audience.
The event is co-sponsored by the Islamic Circle of North America, Jamaica Muslim Center, New York Labor and Religion Council, Masjid At-Taqwa, Muslim Consultative Network, Muslim Public Affairs Council­NY, New York Metro Religious Campaign Against Torture, Sikh Coalition, Tri-State Muslim newspaper, and Women in Islam.
WHAT: Race, Religion and Politics: The New Political Landscape
WHEN: Thursday, August 14, 2008 6 p.m.
WHERE: Kimmel Center NYU, 60 Washington Square Park South New York, NY
CONTACT: CAIR-NY Community Affairs Director Faiza N. Ali, 212-870-2002,; CAIR-NY Civil Rights Director Aliya Latif, 212-870-2002, 732-429-4268,
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.


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