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Athens Islam 101
Feb 25, 2017

(ATHENS, GA - 2/4/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today delivered back-to-back Islam 101 presentations at Masjid Al Huda's annual interfaith open house.

During the day-long event, over 1,000 Athens residents visited the mosque, tasting international food, touring the prayer area, listening to Quran recitation, and observing CAIR-GA's Islam 101 presentation.

The presentation included an overview of who Muslims are, what Muslims believe and what Muslims…

Education Dept
Feb 25, 2017 3

(ATLANTA, GA - 1/25/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today joined a panel discussion hosted by civil rights attorneys with the Department of Education.

Alongside representatives of the Jewish and Sikh communities, CAIR-GA outlined problems confronting American Muslim school children, including bullying and inaction by some administrators.

"We thank the Department of Education for reminding Atlanta's faith commuities that the department is stil here, ready to protect the rights of students who should be able to go to school without fear of bullying or harassment," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell,…

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Feb 25, 2017

(MARIETTA, GA - 1/26/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today joined demonstrators in support of workers calling for better treatment at a Nissan factory.

"5,000 workers, 80% of them African-American, are organizing a union at the Nissan car plant in Canton, Mississippi," protest organizers said. "They experience dangerous working conditions, bullying by management, unfair treatment of temp workers and long hours. And when workers began organizing, Nissan threatened to close the plant."

CAIR-GA Community Outreach Director, Asma Elhuni, spoke in favor of workers at the protest, which was held in…

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Feb 25, 2017 1

(ATLANTA, GA - 2/19/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic relations today announced that a sold-out crowd donated nearly $200,000 to support the civil rights organization at "Promoting Justice, Countering Bigotry," CAIR-GA's first major banquet. The Islamic Center of Middle Georgia in Warner Robins also held a weekend fundraiser for CAIR-GA, bringing the weekend total close to $300,000.

Full Video: CAIR Georgia's 2017 Banquet at The Westin Hotel

"We thank God for the support of our neighbors, especially faith leaders, local businesses, and our fellow civil rights groups," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive…

Feb 16, 2017 58

(DUNWOODY, GA - 1/17/17) Please join CAIR Georgia for it its first major fundraising banquet, which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel in Dunwoody, God willing. Although the event has sold out, you can still support CAIR-GA's efforts to serve, protect and advocate for Georgia Muslims by making a donation online.

Our special guest speakers will include activist Linda Sarsour, civil rights attorney Hassan Shibly, and Nihad Awad, founder and executive director of CAIR National, iA. During the banquet, we hope to celebrate what CAIR Georgia accomplished in 2016 and raise enough funds to…


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