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CAIR to Hold Community Town Hall, ‘Know Your Rights’ Workshop in North Carolina


(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/29/2019) – On Friday, Sept. 6, and Saturday, Sept. 7, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will hold a community town hall and “Know Your Rights” workshop in North Carolina. Both events offer information about how community members can be involved in building a CAIR chapter in their local community.

At the community town hall, CAIR’s National Executive Director Nihad Awad, National Litigation Director Lena Masri and National Research and Advocacy Director Dr. Abbas Barzegar will discuss CAIR’s work to protect the civil liberties of all Americans, enhance understanding of Islam and challenge Islamophobia.

WHAT: Roadmap to Community Empowerment: A Town Hall with CAIR

WHERE: Light House, 202
N. Tarboro St., Raleigh, NC 27610

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 6, 6 p.m.

WHO: CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad, National Senior Litigation Attorney Gadeir Abbas (not pictured), CAIR Director of Research and Advocacy Dr. Abbas Barzegar



At the workshop, CAIR’s National Litigation Director Lena Masri will discuss your rights at work, at school, when you encounter law enforcement and more. “Know Your Rights” materials in Arabic, Somali, Urdu, Farsi, Bengali, Bosnian and English will also be available.

WHAT: Know Your Rights Workshop

WHERE: Greensboro Islamic Academy, 900 16th St, Greensboro, NC 27405

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 7, 5 p.m.

WHO: National Senior Litigation Attorney Gadeir Abbas



CAIR’s 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.  


CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, 202-774-0770,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

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