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CAIR-MN to Host Voter Education Forum Featuring Minn. Muslim Civic Leaders

CAIR-MN to Host Voter Education Forum Featuring Minn. Muslim Civic Leaders

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 10/28/14) – On November 1, 2014, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN), in partnership with the Abubakar As-Sidique Islamic Center, will host a Voter Education Forum featuring Minnesota Muslim civic leaders.

The event seeks to prepare community members for election day. It will include a training on government offices and positions, same-day voter registration, and voter rights; translated voter guides; and a Minnesota Muslim civic leaders panel discussion featuring Congressman Keith Ellison.

WHAT: Voter Education Forum Featuring Muslim Civic Leaders

WHEN: Saturday, November 1, 2014, 1:00-3:00pm

WHERE: Abubakar As-Sidique Islamic Center, 2824 13th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407

CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Lori Saroya, 612-327-6700, E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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CAIR-MN to Host Free Monthly Legal Clinic on Oct. 29

CAIR-MN to Host Free Monthly Legal Clinic on Oct. 29

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 10/27/14) – On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will host a Free Brief Advice Legal Clinic. The monthly clinics provide free legal advice in areas such as civil rights, housing, family law, immigration, and employment.

WHAT: Free Brief Advice Legal Clinic

WHEN: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

WHERE: Dakota County Northern Service Center, 1 Mendota Road West, West St. Paul, MN, 55118, Room 520

"It's important to give individuals access to attorneys so they can better understand and navigate through their legal issues," said CAIR-MN Civil Rights Attorney Ellen Longfellow. "We thank our partners the F.R. Bigelow Foundation, the Minnesota State Bar Foundation and the Hennepin County Bar Foundation for helping us better serve the community."

Attorneys and law students interested in volunteering can contact CAIR-MN at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 612-206-3360

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties 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.

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CONTACT: CAIR-MN Civil Rights Attorney Ellen Longfellow, 612-206-3360, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CAIR-MN to Host 3rd Annual Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium

CAIR-MN to Host 3rd Annual Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium

Program to promote civic engagement, leadership

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 10/16/14) – On October 17 and 18, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will host its third annual Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium (MYLS).

The two-day event features a mock student legislature at the Minnesota State Capitol; networking with elected officials; a career exploration banquet; youth leadership awards ceremony; and sessions on media, activism, Islamophobia, leadership and empowerment.

WHEN: Friday, October 17 to Saturday, October 18, 2014

WHERE: Friday: MN State Capitol and Best Western Kelly Inn, St. Paul; Saturday: Hamline University Anderson Center

CONTACT: CAIR-MN MYLS Coordinator Lujain Al-Khawi, 612-206-3360, E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: There will be several photo opportunities on both days, including a mock student legislature at the Minnesota State Capitol. Full program is available upon request.

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