(BALTIMORE, MD, 7/27/20) – The Maryland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is urging Muslims of all backgrounds in Maryland to join our July ‘Social Justice Book Club’ discussion to be held virtually on July 29. The organization has released the full list of monthly titles through December 2020.
WHAT: JULY 2020 BOOK DISCUSSION
• Title: ‘How To Be An Anti-Racist’
• Author: Ibram X. Kendi
WHEN: Wednesday, July 29, 8 p.m. ET
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“We’re looking forward to our July discussion with all of our book club members,” said CAIR intern in Maryland Hamza Ewing, who will be co-moderating the session. “As the size of our book club grows, we anticipate a healthy mixture of perspectives that will lead to what’s sure to be a lively and informative conversation about race in America.”
August’s assigned reading for club members has been released, along with monthly titles through the end of the year. Club members who finish the month’s title are encouraged to gain a head start on the next month’s title.
AUGUST 2020 BOOK SELECTION
Title: ‘The New Jim Crow’
Author: Michele Alexander
“The New Jim Crow is a blueprint for understanding what the term ‘systemic racism’ actually means,” said CAIR’s Community Engagement Intern in Maryland Hannah Shraim. “As Muslims [guided by our faith], Alexander’s explanation of the criminal (in)justice system will inspire us to demand accountability and justice for all.”
HOW CAIR’S SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOK CLUB WORKS:
In the first week of every month, book club members will be assigned a book pertaining to social and racial justice issues. Members will receive, and be invited to share quotes in a closed discussion group throughout the month. During the last week of every month, CAIR will plan a facilitated virtual discussion – sometimes featuring special guest speakers – to unpack themes, ideas and context in the book and pave the way for practically applying anti-racist behaviors and language in our daily lives.
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 Office in Maryland Director Zainab Chaudry, firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-971-6062