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CAIR to Hold Black History Month Event – ‘In the Room with Malcolm X’ on Anniversary of His Martyrdom, Feb. 21, 3 p.m. ET

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/18/2021) – On Sunday, Feb. 21, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, plans to hold a virtual Black History Month event, titled “In the Room with Malcolm X,” as part of its month-long “Upon Their Shoulders” campaign.   

VIDEO: CAIR Black History Month Event: Upon Their Shoulders – In the Room with Malcolm X – Feb. 21, 3 pm ET 

The event is scheduled to occur on the 56th anniversary of Malcom X’s (El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz) martyrdom and feature recollections and lessons from African-Americans who knew Malcolm X, as well as modern activists who carry on his legacy in their work.  

Scheduled panelists include Aisha Al Adawiya, Dr. Ahmed Osman, CAIR-Michigan Executive Director Dawud Walid, CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, and CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad.   

SEE FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2802506929991024/  

VIDEO: CAIR Black History Month Event: Upon Their Shoulders – In the Room with Malcolm X – Feb. 21, 3 pm ET 

WHAT: In the Room With Malcolm X 

WHEN: Sunday, February 21, 3 p.m. ET  

WHERE: CAIR Facebook and YouTube page 

WHO: Aisha Al Adawiya, Dr. Ahmed Osman, CAIR Michigan Executive Director Dawud Walid, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad, and CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell  

Washington, D.C.–based CAIR and the American Muslim community are standing in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and white supremacy.    

SEE: CAIR Supports Va. Students Denied Right to Challenge Racism Through Pre-Game Kneeling, Condemns Racist Mail in S.C., Welcomes Guilty Plea for Racist Hate Crime in Indiana 

Video: CAIR Director Nihad Awad Speaks at Unveiling of Black Lives Matter Banner           

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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: CAIR National Communications Manager Ayan Ajeen, 202-774-0770, aajeen@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com     

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