(BALTIMORE, MD, 3/29/18) – On Sunday, April 1, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join national Muslim leaders at the #Justice4Stephon Rally for Racial Justice to condemn violence targeting minority communities and to demand justice for 22-year-old Stephon Clark, who was shot 20 times by police in Sacramento, Calif., on March 18.
WHAT: #Justice4Stephon Rally for Racial Justice
WHEN: Sunday, April 1, 12 p.m.
WHERE: McKeldin Square, Baltimore, MD (Intersection of Pratt Street and Light Street at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor)
CONTACT: CAIR’s Maryland Representative Zainab Chaudry, 410-971-6062, firstname.lastname@example.org
“We urge all Americans of conscience to join us as we stand for justice for communities of color that have endured a long history of racially-motivated violence in America,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “It is time for all of us to collectively raise our voices to say enough is enough.”
The event, cosponsored by the Islamic Council of North America – Council for Social Justice (ICNA-CJS), MPOWER Change, Muslim American Society (MAS), Muslim Social Services Agency (MSSA), and CAIR, is designed to raise awareness, galvanize communities and issue specific calls to action to address the crisis of police-involved shootings in minority communities.
The rally coincides with the weekend of the 43rd Annual ICNA-MAS Convention, which will be taking place this weekend and draws tens of thousands of Muslim Americans to Baltimore.
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.