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CAIR to Offer Free Legal Clinics, Speak at ICNA-MAS Convention in D.C. From April 19-21

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/19/2019) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said that its representatives will be speaking and its attorneys will be offering free legal clinics at an ICNA-MAS conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from April 19 to April 21.

SEE: ICNA Convention – Washington, D.C.

CAIR attorneys will be offering free legal clinics at its booth in the convention bazaar (#807 – 809) on Friday, April 19, 4-8 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 12-5 p.m., and Sunday, April 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

CAIR attorneys will answer questions about the Trump administration’s “Muslim ban,” discrimination in the workplace or in schools, bullying of Muslim students, and other topics of concern to the American Muslim community.

A number of CAIR representatives will speak throughout the three-day convention from April 19-21.

Friday, April 19:

  • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Room 159AB: CAIR-Florida Executive Director Hassan Shibly, Esq. will speak in a panel session titled, ”˜The Caging of America.’
  • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Room 150AB: CAIR-San Francisco Bay Area Executive Director Zahra Billoo, Esq. will speak in a panel session titled, ”˜Living a Better Life in Light of Surah Al-Hujurat.’

Saturday, April 20:

  • 10 – 11:30 a.m. in Main Hall: CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad will speak on activism and building alliances.
  • 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. in Youth Hall C (open to women only): CAIR-San Francisco Bay Area Executive Director Zahra Billoo, Esq. will speak in a panel session titled, ”˜Healing Humanity: Lessons from Islam.’
  • 2 – 3:30 p.m. in Room 149 AB: CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad will join CAIR National Litigation Attorney Carolyn Homer, Esq. and CAIR National Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw in a panel session titled, ‘Flying While Muslim: Understanding the Government’s Watchlist System.’
  • 2 – 3:30pm in Room 158AB: CAIR-Florida Executive Director Hassan Shibly, Esq. will speak in a panel session titled, ”˜Cracks in the Liberal Paradigm.’
  • 2 – 5 p.m. in Room 140AB: CAIR-Florida Executive Director Hassan Shibly, Esq. will participate in a special interactive session for ages 10-14 and will join the session at 3:30 pm.
  • 3:35 – 5 p.m. in Room 159AB: CAIR National Board Chair Roula Allouch, Esq. will speak in a panel session titled, ”˜Intergroup and Intragroup Prejudice in 3 Muslim American Communities.’
  • 3:35 – 5 p.m. in Room 150AB: CAIR-San Francisco Bay Area Executive Director Zahra Billoo, Esq. will speak in a panel session titled, ”˜The Power of Making Things Right.’

Sunday, April 21:

  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Main Hall A: CAIR-San Francisco Bay Area Executive Director Zahra Billoo, Esq. will speak in a ”˜Concluding Session’ titled, ”˜Trapped? Path to Freedom!’

On Sunday, April 21, from 12:30 – 3 p.m., CAIR will co-sponsor a rally against hate, bigotry and Islamophobia in Washington, D.C., organized by the ICNA Council for Social Justice.

The rally will start outside the Walter E. Washington Convention Center at the corner of 9th Street NW and L Street NW, Washington, D.C. Participants will then march to Lafayette Square-SE Quadrant, on corner of Pennsylvania Avenue NW and 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

SEE Facebook Event Page: Rally Against Hate, Bigotry, and Islamophobia

The Washington-based civil rights and advocacy organization urges community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR’s Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/report   

CAIR recently launched an app to share critical “know your rights” information and to simplify the process to report hate crimes and bias incidents. CAIR is urging American Muslims and members of other minority groups to download the app and utilize this resource to stay informed and empowered.

For a quick download of CAIR’s civil rights app, click herehttp://www.cair.com/app

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.

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 Senior Litigation Attorney Gadeir Abbas, (720) 251-0425, gabbas@cair.com; CAIR Strategic Communications Manager Arsalan Bukhari, (206) 931-3655, abukhari@cair.com

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