On Feb. 26, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations [CAIR-OK] will host its “Muslim Day at the Capitol“.

More than 200 Muslims from across the state are expected to participate in the one-day event featuring workshops and special sessions for youth. The event’s main focus is civic engagement in Oklahoma’s Muslim community.

This is the second year for the event.

The first “Muslim Day at the Capitol” was in 2015 and according to CAIR-OK, the event was a resounding success with more than 150 registered attendees.

The day was created to connect the Muslim community with lawmakers and “educate attendees on issues of equality and social justice”.

“Muslim Day at the Capitol” will also include a voter registration drive.

“During an election year, and especially in a time of increasing Islamophobia and prejudice, it is important to engage the Muslim community with their elected representatives and to encourage civic participation,” said CAIR-OK Civil Rights Director Veronica Laizure. “Through positive and proactive events like this, we politically empower each other to speak effectively on the issues that affect the Muslim community and the entire state.”

Registration is now open for the event, with special early-bird pricing available until Feb. 1.

CAIR-OK is a chapter of America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Our 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.