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Video: CAIR-Oklahoma to Release Annual Civil Rights Report

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 10/3/2018) — The Oklahoma Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will hold a press conference announcing the release of their latest Civil Rights Report on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 1:00pm at the CAIR-OK offices.

The report shows a 46 percent increase in total calls processed by the Civil Rights Department in 2017, compared to 2016 numbers. It also shows a 30 percent increase in calls that do show evidence of discrimination, with the most significant number of discrimination-related complaints falling in the categories of employment, harassment, and the denial of religious accommodations. 

WHAT: CAIR-OK News Conference 
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, 1:00PM
WHERE: 3000 United Founders Blvd, Suite 226, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
CONTACT: CAIR-OK Civil Rights Director Veronica Laizure, vlaizure@cair.com, 405-430-9877.

The 2017 Civil Rights Report details data collected by the Civil Rights Department from January through December 2017. It also tracks the activity of the Civil Rights Department in the areas of community outreach, interfaith and social justice work, and youth leadership programs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6MDrhAVbTk

CAIR-OK Civil Rights Director will be available after the conference to answer questions and to share copies of the report.

For a physical copy of the Civil Rights Report or the Guides to Islamic Religious Practices, contact Civil Rights Director Veronica Laizure. 

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CONTACT: Veronica Laizure, CAIR-OK Civil Rights Director, vlaizure@cair.com, 405-430-9877

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