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TODAY: Join CAIR’s August ‘Social Justice Book Club’ Discussion on Michelle Alexander’s ‘The New Jim Crow’

(BALTIMORE, MD, 8/31/20) – Later today, the Maryland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is holding its August ‘Social Justice Book Club’ virtual discussion on Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow.”  

WHAT: August 2020 Book Discussion  

TITLE: ‘The New Jim Crow’ 

AUTHOR: Michele Alexander  

WHEN: Monday, August 31, 7 p.m. ET  

LINK: https://bit.ly/August2020bookdiscussion  

Register to Become a Member of CAIR’s Social Justice Book Club! 

https://bit.ly/justicebookclub

Monthly titles have been released through the end of the year. Club members who finish each month’s title early are encouraged to gain a head start on the next month’s title.   

SEPTEMBER 2020 BOOK SELECTION 

Title: ‘Just Mercy’  

Author: Brian Stevenson 

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. 

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CONTACT: CAIR Office in Maryland Director Zainab Chaudry,  zchaudry@cair.com, 410-971-6062, CAIR Senior Community Engagement Intern Hannah Shraim, mdintern@cair.com 

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