(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/20/08) – On Monday, May 19, a representative of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) spoke at a panel discussion on civil rights in post-9/11 America at the Washington, D.C. campus of the University of California (UCDC).
CAIR Community Development Director Yaser Tabbara spoke to some 100 undergraduate students, addressing the challenges and realities American Muslims face in the post-civil rights movement era.
The panel was the last of the UCDC 2008 forum series and included speakers from the Arab-American Anti Discrimination Committee (ADC), the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the Leadership Council on Civil Rights (LCCR), and the South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT).
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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