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Dec 05, 2016 24

(11/29/16 - ATLANTA, GA) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today joined a Fight for $15 protest held by Atlanta workers striking to demand a higher minimum wage. Thousands of American workers nationwide, particularly fast-food workers, went on strike during a National Day of Action.

CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell spoke during a strike outside a McDonald's in Atlanta while activist and CAIR-GA advisory board member Asma Elhuni also spoke at three…

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Linda
Dec 05, 2016 27

12/5/16 - ROSWELL, GA) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today thanked activist Linda Sarsour for organizing, inspiring and encouraging Georgia Muslims during a weekend visit to Atlanta.

Sarsour, the executive director of the Arab-American Association of New York, has been commended as a "champion of change" by the Obama administration.

During her visit, she spoke to students at ILM Academy, an interfaith gathering of activists at Amana Academy, and at a fundraiser for Roswell Community Masjid.

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CNN
Nov 30, 2016 28

(ATLANTA, GA - 11/29/16) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today appeared on CNN International to discuss how Georgia Muslims are reacting to a spike in anti-Muslim hate speech since Election Day.

Video: CAIR-GA on CNN International 11/29

Among other things, CAIR-GA discussed with CNN a threatening letter sent to the Islamic Center of Savannah and other mosques across the country. Although there is no reason for mosques to be afraid if they receive one of the letters, they should alert CAIR-GA as well as their local law enforcement agency, CAIR-GA Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell has said. Read more...
Savannah
Nov 30, 2016 33
(ATLANTA, GA, 11/28/16) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today announced that it plans to visit Savannah and engage in interfaith outreach in response to a hate-filled letter mailed to the Islamic Center of Savannah. The anonymous letter, copies of which were also mailed to three mosques in California (See media reports below.), referred to Muslims as "Children of Satan” and a "vile and filthy people." The letter also warned Muslims to "pack your bags and get out of dodge" because President-elect Donald Trump is "going to cleanse America and it make it shine again. And, he's going to… Read more...
CAIR Minnesota
Nov 25, 2016 41

(11/23/16 - ATLANTA, GA) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today visited Morehouse College to participate in a post-election panel discussion moderated by journalist Rose Scott of WABE.

Panelists included CNN commentator Angela Rye, Emory University Professor Andra Gillespie, Morehouse Political Science professors Illya Davis and Levar Smith, and CAIR-GA executive director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, a 2009 graduate of Morehouse.

Morehouse College Summary of Event

Students, faculty and staff crowded into the Bank of America Auditorium on Tuesday night to listen to the conversation, which was titled…

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