(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 1/27/2015) â€“ On February 26, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK), the stateâ€™s leading Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will hold its second annual â€œMuslim Day at the Capitol.â€
With more than 200 Muslims from around the state expected to participate, the one-day event will feature a series of workshops – including special sessions for youth – focused on civic engagement in the Muslim community of Oklahoma. The day will conclude with an interfaith prayer led by Imam John Ederer of the Islamic Society of Tulsa.
Muslim Day at the Capitol is designed to connect the Muslim community with lawmakers, promote civic engagement and educate attendees on issues of equality and social justice. The day will also include a voter registration drive.
The first Muslim Day at the Capitol in 2015 was a resounding success, with more than 150 registered attendees.
â€œDuring an election year, and especially in a time of increasing Islamophobia and prejudice, it is important to engage the Muslim community with their elected representatives and to encourage civic participation,â€ said CAIR-OK Civil Rights Director Veronica Laizure. â€œThrough positive and proactive events like this, we politically empower each other to speak effectively on the issues that affect the Muslim community and the entire state.â€
Registration has opened for the event, with special early-bird pricing available until Feb. 1.
CAIR-OK is a chapter of America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Our 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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