(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 3/7/08) – On Wednesday, March 5, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK hosted a screening of the documentary film “Prince Among Slaves” in cooperation with the Muslim Student Association (OU-MSA) at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK.
The event kicked off CAIR-OK’s Film of the Month program, and was shown in partnership with Unity Production Foundation (UPF), which produced the film.
Following the screening, CAIR-OK Executive Director Razi Hashmi moderated a discussion with questions from UPF’s 20,000 Dialogues project designed to help the audience focus on the film’s lessons and relate it to social issues of today and personal experiences.
“One lesson I learned from the film was that Abdul Rahman’s story taught us how to be patient, and we can all learn this to overcome struggles in our own lives,” said OU-MSA President Raja’ee Fatihah, who joined the discussion.
“Our Film of the Month series is intended as a source of learning about Islam and Muslims to the greater community,” said Hashmi. “The strength of these screenings is in the dialogues, which are needed to develop mutual understanding and relationships that cross boundaries of faith, race and ethnicity.”
CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its 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: CAIR-OK Executive Director Razi Hashmi, 405-248-5853, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR-OK Chairperson Lobna Hewedi, E-Mail: email@example.com; CAIR-OK Board Member Saad Mohammed, 405-210-4775, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org