(CLEVELAND, OH, 6/13/08) – On Sunday June 22, the Cleveland chapter of the Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cleveland) will co-sponsor a screening of the award-winning documentary film “Prince Among Slaves” at Tower City Cinemas in Cleveland, Ohio. The event will include a panel presentation, entertainment and a dialogue on race in American society.
WHAT: Film Screening and Dialogue
WHERE: Tower City Cinemas, 230 West Huron Road, Cleveland, Ohio
WHEN: Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 3:30 p.m.
The event is co-sponsored by CAIR-Cleveland, First Cleveland Mosque, Peace in the Hood and the IntraCity Muslim Action Network (IMAN), and will include a panel of experts on African American history and race relations. Panelists include Rev. Dr. Valentino Lassiter of John Carroll University, Dr. Dorothy Salem of Cuyahoga Community College, El Hajj Khalid A. Samad of Peace in the Hood, and Rev. Sala W. J. Nolan Gonzales of the United Church of Christ.
Stanley Miller, Executive Director of the NAACP’s Cleveland chapter, will open the program and the Hue People will perform. Part of Unity Productions’ 20,000 Dialogues project, the event is designed to encourage peace and understanding through dialogue.
SEE: 20,000 Dialogues
“We hope to use the film as a springboard for a dialogue on the state of race in America,” said CAIR-Cleveland Executive Director Julia Shearson. “Many have never heard of Juneteenth. Yet by knowing the trials of the past we have a chance to promote mutual respect and understanding today.”
CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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CONTACT: Julia A. Shearson, 216-830-2247 or 216-440-2247, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Isam Zaiem, 216-337-7928, E-mail: email@example.com