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CAIR-NY to Join 1 Freedom For All, Community Partners to Call on NYC Dept. of Education to Probe Sheridan Academy for Discrimination, Lack of Language Access for African Students

(NEW YORK, NY, 6/18/2021) – Today at 2pm, the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy group, will join 1 Freedom For All, community members and parents at a press conference to call on the NYC Department of Education to investigate Sheridan Academy for discrimination against African Muslim students. 

LIVESTREAMED on CAIR-NY’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNewYork/  

WHEN:  Today (Friday, June 18) at 2 p.m. ET 

WHERE: Masjid Nur Al Islam, Bronx, NY 10456 

WHY: To Call on Dept. of Education to Probe Sheridan Academy for Discrimination Against African Muslim Students and for Language Access for African Students 

WHO: Ahmed Mohamed, CAIR-NY Legal Director; Hector Gerardo, Executive Director of 1 Freedom For All; Fanta Solly, Sheridan Academy PTA President, and parents of impacted students 

CONTACT: CAIR-NY Legal Director Ahmed Mohamed; ahmedmohamed@cair.com; 646-481-2103 

CAIR-New York is a chapter of 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: Ahmed Mohamed, CAIR-NY Legal Director, 646-481-2103, ahmedmohamed@cair.com   

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