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COMMUNITY ADVISORY Today: CAIR’s ‘Daily Dose’ COVID-19 Conversation to Discuss ‘Ramadan Recipes: What Does Our Food Tell Us About Our Ummah?’

(WASHINGTON, DC., 4/27/20) – Today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will host another live 30-minute “Daily Dose: COVID Conversations with CAIR” at 3 p.m. (ET) on Facebook and YouTube.

Facebook GO TO: https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational

YouTube GO TO:https://www.youtube.com/CAIRtv

Today’s program is themed “Ramadan Recipes: What Does Our Food Tell Us About Our Ummah?” with guest: 

  • Author of “The Gaza Kitchen” Laila El-Haddad

Today will be a conversation about the intersection of food and politics with Laila El-Haddad, an award-winning Palestinian author, social activist, policy analyst and journalist.

El-Haddad, frequently speaks on the situation in Gaza, the intersection of food and politics, her own personal journey as a Palestinian mother and journalist, as well as on contemporary Islam. She is the author of Gaza Mom: Palestine, Politics, Parenting, and Everything In Between and, co-author of the critically acclaimed The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey, which was the recipient of ‘Best Arab Cuisine Book’ award from Gourmand magazine, and a finalist at the 2013 MEMO Palestine Book Awards. 

See:http://www.lailahaddad.com/about

El-Haddad wrote about the menu of a community iftar she hosted in Baltimore, Maryland reflecting the “Muslim Americana” with the wide array of Muslim cultures highlighted through food. 

See: https://www.aramcoworld.com/Articles/May-2017/Iftar-Potluck-Baltimore

[NOTEPlease submit your questions to ihooper@cair.com]

Daily Dose episodes will be live at 3 p.m. (ET) to accommodate Ramadan. 

Future daily programs will feature spiritual leaders, health care professionals, counselors, experts, community advocates, and CAIR leaders from around the country.

CAIR recently launched an online information portal offering vital information on the growing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on American Muslims and the entire society.

GO TO:https://cairnewsroom.com/

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 National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, aajeen@cair.com

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