CAIR-DFW Hosts Discussion on Race

(Dallas, TX, 11/10/16) - The Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) to hold the introductory session of CAIR Talks: A Discussion Series About Race.

The purpose of this series is to provide young adult Muslims a safe space to discuss race, their identities and to support one another. Given the outcome of the November 8th elections, this conversation is necessary will prove to be a powerful space to process the road ahead. This is intended to be an ongoing discussion series.

WHAT: "CAIR Talks: A Discussion Series About Race"

WHEN: Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 4:00- 6:00PM

WHERE: Union Coffee House, 5622 Dyer St, #100, Dallas, TX 75206

MEDIA CONTACT: Sumbel Zeb, CAIR-DFW Communications Coordinator, szeb@cair.com or at 469-554-0786

In order to register for the event, please visit https://cairtalks.eventbrite.com/. Space is limited.

Facilitators of the discussion will be CAIR-DFW's Outreach Coordinator Henna Khawja (MSW) and Ryan Hiliard, Youth Director at the Islamic Association of Collin County. Alia Salem, Executive Director of CAIR-DFW will also be on hand to address attendees.

"If there was ever a time that we needed a safe space, it's now. In the wake of a difficult and triggering election year, many Muslim-Americans feel devastated, helpless and scared. The purpose of CAIR Talks is to provide young Muslim adults, ages 18-30, a facilitated space to share and discuss their emotional states. These past couple of years have been an especially difficult time to be young, to be Muslim and to be people of color in Dallas. Whether discussing recent murders in the community, FBI sweeps and of course, the July 7th shootings, it is our hope that Muslims attend this important event, so that we can collectively support one another and further facilitate a sense of community." - CAIR-DFW Outreach Coordinator, Henna Khawja.

For more information on the event, please see: https://www.facebook.com/events/1757569381162129/

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR-DFW Communications Coordinator Sumbel Zeb, 469-554-0786 szeb@ cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726ihooper@cair.com