Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Doors open at 12:45 PM)
2203 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington D.C.
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
This important briefing highlights CAIR’s one-of-its-kind report offering data on the impact and legal pushback against anti-Muslim bias across the United States in the past year. CAIR's 2018 civil rights report finds that federal government agencies have instigated more than a third of all anti-Muslim bias incidents in 2017. Of these, 464 incidents were related to the Trump administration's unconstitutional "Muslim Ban" executive orders. The new report, titled "Targeted," also shows a 17 percent increase in anti-Muslim bias incidents and a 15 percent increase in hate crimes in 2017 over the previous year. The report’s dataset is drawn primarily from the intakes CAIR conducts each year.
Link to CAIR 2018 Civil Rights Report: Targeted
Congresswoman Judy Chu, U.S. Representative for California
CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad
CAIR Research and Advocacy Coordinator Zainab Arain
Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign Director Catherine Orsborn
CAIR National Litigation Director and Acting Civil Rights Director Lena F. Masri, Esq.
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) Legal & Policy Director Abed Ayoub
For more information on the congressional briefing or “Targeted,” you can contact Zainab Arain at email@example.com